Learn About the History of the NSA at the National Cryptologic Museum
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the National Security Agency (NSA), particularly with the highly skilled agents who crack the code for covert international messages, then you should definitely check out the National Cryptologic Museum. The museum actually sits right next to the NSA Headquarters, and it sheds some light on operations that were once classified.
About 25 years ago, the National Cryptologic Museum debuted with a collection of artifacts that explore the history of cracking secret codes in the name of defending the nation. Come to the museum to learn all about the men and women who’ve made great strides in this field, perhaps even singlehandedly prevented disasters, and some of the techniques and tools they created along the way. You can also check out the adjacent library, which plays host to documents that were once top-secret.