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Learn more about the National Cryptologic Museum

  • Learn more about options for visiting the Museum.

  • Learn how the Museum first began and how it developed to be the unique & well-visited institution it is today.

  • Explore the history of National Vigilance Park, which was previously located on the grounds of the Museum.

  • The National Cryptologic Museum Library holds a unique collection and archives of unclassified and declassified books, documents, and memorabilia focusing on cryptology and cryptologic history.

  • A collection of videos related to the Museum from prior years.

What is Cryptology?

The term "Cryptology" has both defensive and offensive aspects as it refers to the arts and sciences involved with both protecting one's information from unintended recipients, and also exploiting an adversary's information. Indeed there are MANY practical needs for cryptology in many segments of today's information age. 

There is a colorful history associated with:

1) the evolution of the technologies that have evolved to fill the needs for cryptology in our society,
2) the people and organizations that have been active in the area, and
3) the value and significance associated with the results.

A very unique unclassified look at some of this colorful history is presented in the National Cryptologic Museum. The Museum should also be viewed as continually evolving and expanding.

Hope to see you there soon!

National Vigilance Park

Explore the history of National Vigilance Park.