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U.S. Naval Academy

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Address: 121 Blake Road, Annapolis, MD 21402
Phone Number: (410) 293-8687
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking, Getting married
Description: Established in 1845, this undergraduate college for the Navy prepares men...
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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Don't miss John Paul Jones' Sarcophagus beneath the chapel

The academy grounds are lovely and, unlike West Point, once going through the entry metal detector, you are free to wander. Make sure you find the side entrance to the chapel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The academy grounds are lovely and, unlike West Point, once going through the entry metal detector, you are free to wander. Make sure you find the side entrance to the chapel underground, where you will find a magnificent memorial to, and the sarcophagus of, John Paul Jones.

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Forest Hill, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Gives you a whole new meaning of what the word Proud means. Sits in the heart of Annapolis. Go visit. Great town.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This campus is one of my favorite places to stroll while in Annapolis. It is right on the water and offers a glimpse into the life of a mid-shipman......which, given the location, is not too shabby!

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jackson, new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Nothing to dislike. Very informative. Get there before lunch, as you will see the brigade form for lunch. Ceremonial and interesting.

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Don't miss the extraordinary "chapel" that is more like a European Cathedral with some incredible stained glass and other architectural wonders. Downstairs is Davey Jones tomb and the amazing story of how it ended up there. The Museum is a top notch display of naval history, but don't miss the lower floor filled with ship models that are hundreds of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We did self tour and enjoyed walking around the grounds and going into the Chapel. It's beautiful and worth a visit if you go to Annapolis.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Even though being a Navy Wife & Navy Daughter, I had never been to the grounds of the Academy until this year! The history, and Midshipmen make this a must see! Really loved the Museum! For Military members and families you can stay at the lodge on the grounds for an added experience. I took our 17 yearold son who... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Beautiful grounds. Growing up we came here to watch the fireworks on the fourth of July. Bring a frisbee and hang out on the fields. Recently, my friends getting married here had the ceremony in the chapel. Absolutely beautiful.

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Queenstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Full of history, great place to visit. Loved walking through the grounds. All the cadets and officers were really nice and helpful.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

It was incredible ! Two floors of model ships, interactive displays and other items as well as tour guides. A well kept secret that I recently discovered. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes history, ships and the US Navy.

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