The Museum

  • The National Cryptologic Museum has been described as one of the most unique museums in the United States. Each year, approximately 60,000 visitors tour the museum and learn about the important role cryptology has played and continues to play in protecting our nation. The Foundation provides direct support to the Museum. In this section of our Web site, explore the meaning of cryptology, learn about the interesting acquisitions, get an introduction to the exhibits, read about the museum's history and mission, and get information for planning your visit. You can also learn about the unique and valuable National Cryptologic Museum Library, as well as the very special National Vigilance Park.

  • The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation and Home of the National Cryptologic Museum will recall and honor the service, sacrifice and contributions of the Cryptologic Community from the past and present; it will act as a catalyst for those who will serve in the future. It is destined to embody and illuminate the NSA/CSS core values of Cryptologic Excellence: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. It will advance the public’s understanding and appreciation for the role the Cryptologic Community plays in America’s national security. In this section, you will find information about the vision and plans for the New Museum, as well as messages from leadership and concept design images. Find out how you can get involved in making this exciting new home come to life. Download a full pdf brochure about the new Home of the NCM.