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St. John's College

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Address: 60 College Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401
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+1 410-263-2371
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Unique college with many open buildings to visit - park-like setting

Walking distance to downtown, St. John's allows visitors access to many buildings, so take special advantage of the art displays. The campus is more like a nice open easy-walking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Annapolis, Maryland

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Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking distance to downtown, St. John's allows visitors access to many buildings, so take special advantage of the art displays. The campus is more like a nice open easy-walking city park. This college is based on knowing the world's top thinkers, so you'll find students everywhere in discussions rather than cramming for non-existent exams. Enjoy!

Thank WCurtHess
Arnold, Maryland
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423 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beautiful, historic campus with plenty of walking space, but it's hard to know exactly what to do and see unless you went to the college. Beautiful and small campus that is easy to walk around in.

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The campus is smaller than an average college campus, but its open to the public and has the most beautiful and historic buildings and grounds! The main building, McDowell, is open to the public and has a gorgeous great hall! You can go the admissions and ask them if you can tour the campus and they will help you out.

Thank Rae-Ann C
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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312 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We took a one hour +/- walk around this campus enjoying the atmosphere of the college kids, the historical buildings, and the attractive grounds. We stopped in the bookstore which is rather small. The general experience was pleasant and we enjoyed our walk.

Thank William S
Annapolis, Maryland
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247 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

St. John's College is a great place to spend an hour walking around and taking in the interesting sights. It's America's third oldest college and is rich in history. They are very welcoming to visitors and it's fun to walk around the campus, watching the students come and go. And there are many cool things to check out, like: •... More 

Thank Steve C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We walked across the campus and were impressed by the old buildings and the aura of times past. McDowell Hall is the oldest of buildings.

Thank DesnaDC
Manasquan, New Jersey
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78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

St. John's College is the third oldest school in the nation, with a curriculum centered on the great books. The beautiful campus is definitely worth a visit. The central building with the bell tower on top (McDowell) was built to be the governor's mansion, but was given to the college before it was completed. Several other buildings on campus were... More 

Thank Chels C
Baltimore, United States
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194 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Opened in 1696 it only costs about $60,000 a year to attend. A highly prestigious college in Maryland with a beautiful campus. Frances Scott Key went here. Worth a walk through when in town.

Arnold, Maryland
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412 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

The college is old and charming having been founded in 1696 or so and it is a dandy stroll on any afternoon. They also provide several spectacular venues for weddings and receptions. We recently attended an elegant reception at the gorgeous dining hall with spectacular views and an elegant ambiance that made the experience unique and everything you want a... More 

Thank James H
Savannah, Georgia, USA
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152 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Attended a wedding at St. John's in both the chapel and the dining hall and it was a serene and gorgeous location. Tall ancient trees over spacious lawns stretching down the croquet field to the river, everything was well maintained and beautiful in this small college founded in 1793. Just an ideal spot and capped by fireworks at the Naval... More 

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