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U.S. Naval Academy

121 Blake Road, Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 293-8687
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Ranked #1 of 40 attractions in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

There is so much to appreciate about the Naval Academy-- the tradition, the grounds, the museum. Do not miss noon formation, truly something to see. Because of time limits and short attention spans of the kids we opted to skip the walking tour, but from the ones we passed, they seemed very worthwhile. We had a great meal in Drydock... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The place actually takes your breath away. The architecture is amazing. Memorial Hall and the Rotunda of Bancroft hall have some very cool things.... stories of heroes and sacrifices made kept my 15 year old son (who is not very easily impressed if it isn't a video game or have to do with lacrosse) totally silent as he made his... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

No other place like it! Beautiful campus-the chapel was decorated for Easter. Midshipmen everywhere and very helpful & polite. Museum with ship models & John Paul Jone's crypt was impressive. So close to downtown to cover all the sites!

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We planned a weekend trip to Annapolis and knew we wanted to include a visit and tour to the Naval Academy. We would thoroughly recommend a walking tour. Our tour guide included alot of information to compliment the locations we visited and even had pictures of some of the events she spoke about. Well worth the time and money we... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The naval academy brings life to our nation's maritime history. From John Paul Jones's crypt to seeing the young men and women -- the Navy's future leaders -- it is awe-inspiring. Give yourself a good two-three hours to tour the grounds, and enjoy a meal. The museum, bookstore, chapel and hall are not to be missed. There is a gift... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We spent an afternoon at the USNA. What a beautiful place to walk around and learn a little history. The architecture is beautiful and the cadets couldn't be nicer. Took our two young sons. Definitely worth a few hours if you're in Annapolis.

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berkeley Hts, nj
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Walked around the campus. Makes you proud to be an American and to see how focused these young men and women are!!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Beautiful architecture by architect Ernest Flagg in the French Beaux-Arts style with small mansard rooflines, makes you think you might be walking the streets of Paris. Lovely campus and history rich buildings everywhere you look. Free admission and open door policy to almost all buildings. Great tour at the visitors center with Betty Denaj (fee for tour).

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Annapolis, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Not to be missed on your first trip to Annapolis. Take the 75 minute guided walking tour. The best tour in town for a very reasonable price. You'll see Midshipmen dormitory and Chapel. Great gift shop at the visitor's center where you pick up the tour. Lovely guides and front desk personnel.

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Davidsonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We waked throughout the Naval Academy, a very beautiful campus on the banks of the Severn River. Toured the tomb of John Paul Jones, visited the museum with its interactive displays and walked through Tecumseh Court to Bancroft Hall to see Memorial Hall, one of the finest rooms in America, where the flags from the War of 1812 hang alongside... More

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