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U.S. Naval Academy

121 Blake Road, Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 293-8687
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Ranked #1 of 43 attractions in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Military Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking, Getting married
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We didn't take a tour, showed ourselves around, but the bits I overheard made me think that might have been a mistake. The tour guide provided far more depth than we gathered on our own. When you arrive at Gate 1 (down at the end of King George St), you'll need to pass through a security checkpoint. Of note, anyone... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had one of the Academy students give us a tour of the buildings and grounds, very impressive to see so much history

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Floresville, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Always nice to visit a military academy. The history aspect alone was outstanding. The grounds were beautifully kept up and it was easy to navigate to everything we wanted to see.

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Williston, Vt
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were honored to tour the U.S. Naval Academy. Tour was great, grounds are beautiful. The Chapel is not to be missed. It is breathtaking.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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154 reviews 154 reviews
72 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We took the tour which is advertised as a one hour, 10 minute tour, but it lasted two hours as our guide (retired navy physician) answered lots of questions. We read the website which said there was handicapped parking on site. We were able to drive onto the academy grounds with our car decal but there is no parking lot... More

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No. VA
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252 reviews 252 reviews
64 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A very impressive place! Its amazing the amount of history and tradition that's resident at the Naval Academy. I'd highly recommend a visit there, but allow plenty of time to really get around and see the buildings and facinating places. The tour was fantastic, but there is a lot more that you can do on your own. I'd highly recommend... More

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Miami, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

on the water in Annapolis.The buildings many dating back to the 19th century house the school that trains offuiecrs for carrers in the Navy.A highly selective military academy,the whole campus is imbued with a sense of serenity yet activity.Worth seeing especially ifyou've a sense of interest in the military branches of the US.Take the guided tour otherwise the spaces and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Bring your photo ID to be admitted. We took a guided tour by a woman who was married to a naval officer and has two sons in the navy. Among the many sights, we were able to view living quarters, the Olympic swimming pool, the Chapel (in the basement is the ornate crypt of John Paul Jones), and Memorial Hall... More

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Hellam, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Loved taking a tour of the Naval Academy. Our guide graduated in 1957 and offered a unique look into this storied institution. You must take the tour. You have the option to walk the grounds but the added bonus of history makes this place even better. We had the opportunity to watch formation at noon in front of Bancroft Hall... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My 10 year old son is very interested in all things military. When viewing the USNA website in preparation for a visit I was pleased to learn they offered a Junior Leadership Tour for children. The three hour tour was hosted by two Navy retirees and included a hat, lanyard, bottled water, and all of the USNA literature you could... More

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