National Cryptologic Museum87 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 8290 Colony Seven Road, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701, United States, Baltimore
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3016885849
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums, Military Museums, Educational Site, Memorial, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Military Area , Exhibition , Specialty Museums
This is the first and the largest museum of the Intelligence Department of the US. It conserves the country as well as NSA’s cryptologic legacy. The very different kind of subject that this unique museum revolves around makes it even more popular with people. Here you can take a look of the most eventful historical facts of the history of defense and intelligence.
The museum was originally set up to house artifacts and memories of the agency and also to provide a place where workers and employees could conserve their present and past achievements. This place is not only entertaining but also very educative. The secret world of the intelligence agency is put in front of the public. The museum library is filled with books and journals all making the subject even more clear for visitors.
National Cryptologic Museum Travel Tips
- Photography is strictly prohibited in the museum.
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National Cryptologic Museum Reviews & Ratings
What an awesome experience!! Free admission and only ask for donations. We chose to walk around by ourselves instead of with a tour group. However, if you have the time, I would definitely join a tour. Such knowledgeable and fun staff that really know how to engage the people. So much history here and a lot of cool fun facts and information. We had a really cool experience, thanks so much!!!
Have been meaning to visit this place for months and finally got a chance to stop by. I originally decided I would peruse their website to educate myself because I could not make it during their open hours, but I'm glad I did stop in. Reception was very friendly and welcoming. The museum itself coders a lot of historical facts that I never knew that helped me understand the present much better. There is also a library with a suggested reading list available. I really got a lot out of my visit and would happily recommend it for anyone interested in cryptology or language and mathematics and how they are used together to create a new meaning.
I went this museum with colleague, it was nice. We enjoyed. I saw Enigma demonstration. That was fantastic. If you have an opportunity to stay in MD, and you are interested in cryption, you may like here. Maybe kids also like the quiz challenges. In addition, the gift shop deal good items.
There is a lot of information on varying types of cryptologic devices. It may be a small venue, but it is not short of information. Very informative guides and friendly volunteers. I do recommend.
Cool museum with a lot of history you don't see elsewhere. Call ahead about a tour, the number is on the website. It's a bit hit or miss, but if you can get one, the tours are amazing. They are done by former NSA employees and they do an outstanding job. There is also a working Enigma from WW2 you can actually use, which is pretty interesting and a critical piece of history come alive. Can't recommend this enough if you are even remotely interested in the subject. It was a fantastic experience and a collection you won't see elsewhere.