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Atlas Obscura Society D.C.: Secrets Revealed at the Cryptologic Museum

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM (EST)

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Atlas Obscura Society D.C.: Secrets Revealed at the Cryptologic Museum 4h 11m $20.00 $1.69

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Visit the only public museum in the world where you can cipher and decipher messages using an authentic World War II Enigma machine. 

Opened in 1993 as a collection of the National Security Agency's (NSA) employee mementos, the National Cryptologic Museum now houses thousands of rare unclassified and declassified artifacts. Take a peek at a copy of Polygraphia, the first book on cryptology published in 1518. Gander at Enigma, the so-called "unbreakable" cipher machine used by the German military during WWII. Marvel at SIGSALY, a replica of the 55-ton voice encryption communications system used by President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill. 

Join National Cryptologic Museum Curator Patrick Weadon and his team for a private after-hours tour that will delve into the history and mechanics of cryptology, from the Pre-American Revolutionary War to "hobo" survival codes during the Great Depression, and beyond. Guests will even be able to partake in a little spycraft of their own.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

  • The museum is accessible by car.  
  • There is usually traffic en route to the museum; please map your route in advance to give yourself enough travel time.
  • For security reasons, photography is only permitted inside the museum. No photography will be allowed outside the building or of the surrounding areas.
  • Ages 12 and up. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

QUESTIONS? 

Email Julie Seigel at julie.seigel@atlasobscura.com.

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National Cryptologic Museum
8290 Colony Seven Road
Annapolis Junction, Maryland 20701

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM (EST)


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Atlas Obscura Society D.C.

The Obscura Society is the real world exploration arm of Atlas Obscura. We seek out the secret histories, unusual access, and opportunities to explore strange and overlooked places hidden all around us. Join us!

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