. . . lifted the veil on our nation's intelligence history. One of the few places in the world where the public can examine former top-secret projects and items, the National Security Agency's cryptologic museum satiates even the most ardent desire to play Secret Agent Man. Examine the tools and meet the people from the American code-breaking past, including such highlights as a German Enigma machine, a Cray supercomputer used to decipher intelligence and exhibits on such methods as Native American code talkers.

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The National Cryptologic Museum is adjacent to NSA headquarters at Fort Meade, Route 32 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. It is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (except federal holidays) and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month. For more information, visit the museum's Web site, www.nsa.gov/museum, or call 301-688-5849. Admission is free.

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The National Security Agency's National Cryptologic Museum at Fort Meade offers a public glimpse into the nation's code-breaking past.