National Cryptologic Museum

The National Cryptologic Museum (Wikipedia) is part of the National Security Agency and holds exhibits related to the codebreaking activities of the United States. The museum is located in Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland, about 25 miles northeast of Washington, DC. The museum is open to the public and admission is free.


The National Cryptologic museum has a number of Enigma machines on display.

What is there to see?Edit

Cipher machinesEdit

  • Several Enigma machines -- including one you can actually use.
  • A Geheimschreiber T52D.
  • A Lorenz machine
  • A Hebern code machine
  • A SIGABA / ECM Mk II machine
  • A mock-up of part of a SIGSALY installation

Cryptanalysis equipmentEdit


  • Louis Kruh, A Pictorial Tour of the National Cryptologic Museum, 18(4), October 1994, pp381–389.

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