More About the Museum

A Visit "Well Worth Your Time!"

The Museum - Visiting In Person

After being closed for the Pandemic and then for renovations, as of October 2022, the Museum is open - see hours below. You will also find information about virtual options for enjoying the Museum further below on this page.

The NCM is free of charge to the general public. The approximately 60,000 people who visit each year would say it is -- A VISIT WELL WORTH YOUR TIME!

Visit the NSA-NCM website for more information about all exhibits. Note for GPS users - enter 8290 Colony Seven Rd, Fort Meade, MD 20721. This address is not a mailing address.

Museum Hours of Operation:
Monday - closed
Tuesday - 10am to 4pm
Wednesday - 10am to 7pm
Thursday - 10am to 4pm
Friday - 10am to 4pm
Saturday - 10am to 4pm
*** Closed Sundays and Federal Holidays

Phone numbers:
Office - 301-688-5849
Gift Shop - 301-688-6857
Library - 301-688-2145
Fax - 301-688-5847
*** Group tours for adults, students, or scout programs should be scheduled in advance. Get tour information.


*** For those interested in also visiting National Vigilance Park (NVP) - PLEASE NOTE - as of early 2017, the aircraft have been dismantled and removed due to planned construction of a new NSA Vehicle Control Point (VCP). There are plans for NVP to be reconstructed once a new museum building is built. Get more information about NVP.

Visit the NCM Virtually

Take advantage of virtual opportunities to enjoy the Museum by following the NCM on their EventBrite page. You can also drop in on virtual chats and lectures via the Museum's Facebook page.

The Museum is also on VirMuze - a special virtual site for museums. With content added regularly, you can now interact with the exhibits! Find activities, quizzes, videos, photos, and more on the Museum's page on VirMuze. In order to follow the Museum on VirMuze, leave comments, or take the quizzes, you will need to create a free account.


Become a Member of the Foundation

Your Foundation membership can help provide support for Museum exhibits & activities.