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U.S. Naval Academy

121 Blake Road, Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 293-8687
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Ranked #1 of 37 Attractions in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Military Museums, Cultural
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour, Getting married
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Owner description: Established in 1845, this undergraduate college for the Navy prepares men and women to become professional officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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Manassas, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We met our tour guide at the visitor's center located on academy grounds. Our tour last approximately an hour and a half. The guide was a graduate from the class of 1965 and was able to educate us on the history and changes of this institution. We would highly recommend actually taking the tour if you are able. As wonderful... More

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ft worth
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222 reviews 222 reviews
33 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A self tour is a bit underwhelming. We went on a Sunday morning. There was a Navy football game Saturday. No doubt the cadets were hungover like ourselves.

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Seaford
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy are beautiful, on the waterfront, and border on historic Annapolis. There is much to see here: the Chapel (which is a National Historic site), buildings that are in the French Renassaince style, many monuments, the crypt of John Paul Jones (a great naval leader), and a museum located in Preble Hall. The museum... More

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PASADENA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Visited for part of an afternoon. They had an introduction video that showed how the Plebe Summer program was setup for incoming students, and the gift shop had a large selection of souvenir items. You need to show a photo ID to access the campus.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

The Naval Academy is awash in history and rich culture. There are must-see attractions, like the chapel and museum. And it's worth visiting just fur a stroll around the grounds, set on the shore of Annapolis harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. No visit to Annapokus can be complete without a visit to the Academy--and it's definitely worth the visit.

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Too many highlights to mention. A great place to take your teenager to inspire them in school. Do not miss the museum with artifacts back to John Paul Jones. The waterside park has a great view of the Bay and Severn River. No admission fee.

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southeast
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Bancroft Hall is a must see for architecture alone! The fairly new on-campus museum is excellent. Be sure to find the waterfront for photo op of the bay dotted with sailboats. Great visitor gift shop. Easy stroll into town for food and shopping.

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San Leandro CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
4 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you come to Annapolis, you owe it to yourself to visit the US Naval Academy (even if you are an Army vet like myself). There is so much of America's history here, and to see the midshipmen at the noon parade and roll call is an inspirational moment you will not forget. We took the guided tour you can... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

viewing the Midshipmen of the USNA. These outstanding young men and women who have given of their time for the protection of our country are a must to see when in Annapolis. They conduct themselves with dignity and class. They represent the Country and the Naval Academy and do it with grace. Access to the Academy grounds, or" the Yard",... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have been to the naval academy twice. and on both ocassions have seen different things. There is walking involved and stopping to see different buildidngs. The most fun was watching the color guards change shifts. Some are willing to take picture with you if they are not on duty. The must see is there church which is beautiful. We... More

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