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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
Owner description: Established in 1845, this undergraduate college for the Navy prepares men and women to become...
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Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Military Museums, Cultural
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour, Getting married
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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North Shore, MA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

My husband I recently had a little free time to spend at the Naval Academy. We enjoyed walking the beautiful grounds on a crisp autumn day although we ended up spending most of our afternoon indoors at the Museum. The Museum’s exhibits were interesting and clearly presented, helping us to pick up quite a bit of naval history as well... More 

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Parlin, New Jersey
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15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We opted not to do a guided tour in case our son acted up. You can take in lots of sights on campus on your own. Great museum, harbor views, gift shop (veterans and retired personal get a discount in the store), architecture, etc... It's very pretty at Christmas time. We didn't have any issues parking or with security. We... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

we went there a number of years ago and found it to be a wonderful experience. If you have the opertunity you should go

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djk_9
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The museum is very interesting. My husband went to the Air Force Academy, and although we have been here to see a football game, we never walked the campus. What a location! Right on the harbor.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was such a meaningful trip thru this beautiful place. Touching and heartwarming. We also took a cruise from there out on the bay. So many young men and women in uniform--made we older folks so thankful for their service.

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Kutztown, Pa.
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I visited Annapolis to see the museum and it grew into a fascinating afternoon. Being a history nut, I was enthralled by the artifacts that actually were part of the events that I had been reading about for a lifetime. The models of the Dahlgren cannons fascinated me. Dahlgran was the naval officer who invented the ships' cannons that were... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We took the guided tour of the USNA grounds and facilities. While a self paced tour might have covered the same areas, our guide was able to bring much of the Cadet experience to life. Our visit was during Plebe summer, so the campus was relatively empty. The Naval Museum was not part of our tour, but is a must... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The museum is a must, the Halloween event? Get tickets the HOUR they go on sale. The grounds are wonderful for a hike, and I believe you can still get in on a bike? Security is a must, so have ID.

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Try to go when the midshipmen are around. It is interesting seeing them perform a noon meal formation and to see these young men and women in uniform. You MUST visit the Naval Museum which is in "the Yard" (what they call the campus). The chapel is also worth a visit.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We recommend visiting the Naval Academy. The grounds are always well kept and a wonderful place to walk or relax. The fall colors were amazing. The Chapel serene--love the stained glass of Jesus walking on water. A great place to make memories. Recommend watching noon meal formation in front of Bancroft Hall

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