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“Small but informative”

National Cryptologic Museum
Ranked #28 of 234 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A museum featuring the science of cryptolgy.
Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Small but informative”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Make sure the museum is open before to visit. There's limited hours of operation. This museum provides wonderful exhibits and interactive models. There's even an enigma machine. Give yourself plenty of time -- although it's small, you can spend a few hours. While outside, take the short walk on the trail to see two reconnaissance aircraft used for secret missions.

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Gambrills, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Small place and easily to navigate. Many exhibits and explanations are easy to understand.

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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“One of the best museums you'll ever vist”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

especially if you are into technology, all the original old computing equipment and stories you won't believe

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Saybrook, Illinois, United States
1 review
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“Silent Warriors/Prop Wash Gang”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

I visited the museum in 2007 while on a 4 day trip to Linthicum for equipment training courtesy of the Marines. My primary purpose for the visit was to see the C-130 in the Vigilance Park. My father was a part of that squadron and was there for the dedication ceremony. His photo and flight gear is in the display case inside the museum. He is good friends with Larry Tart, the man who arranged for that display to be put together. Being in that place is humbling. It shows all of the work that goes on behind the curtain to keep our country safe. Those men are unsung heroes.

Semper Fi.
Ed

P.S. It wouldn't let me select an older date than Mar '11, but I had to select something to continue.

Visited March 2011
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Bangkok, Thailand
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102 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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“Vast array of historical items”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Great display of items, you can actually put your hands on an Enigma machine, and with larger groups and advance notice the staff will provide you with a guided tour. Fantastic for history buffs of this genre.

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