U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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  • Carrie C
    York, Pennsylvania22 contributions
    Tour the Yard - it's amazing!
    One of the highlights of our recent trip to Annapolis was our visit to the USNA. Definitely take the 15 minutes to watch the (free) movie in the visitor's center and the guided tour is the best $12 I've spent in quite some time. Jack was our tour guide and shared so much history with us, walked us through the campus - the building history and architecture was simply breathtaking. It was a full 90 minute tour and I would happily go back and do it again as I found it fascinating and there was just so much to learn and take in. A must-do when in Annapolis!
    Written May 31, 2022
  • harryatkck
    Kansas City, Kansas936 contributions
    A Fantastic Visit
    I am a disabled army veteran with 41 years service & I was wearing a cap identifying me as the executive officer of 2-17 FA. A job I had when I was on active duty 27 years ago when I visited. All I had to do to enter the place was show my retired military ID card. I was told "You are our honored guest Major" & I had to do nothing more to enter. I was there on graduation weekend & all of the middies had on their dress uniforms. I visited Memorial Hall, the Chapel, the Crypt of John Paul Jones & the museum while I was there. I felt honored to be here. There is a small parking lot outside the visitor center that has about 4 spaces designated free 2 hour visitor parking. If you plan on being there longer than that I would have someone drop you off & pick you up at the visitor center or find paid parking in the area.
    Written May 31, 2022
  • Katerina C
    1 contribution
    Great tour with Rosa
    We visited Naval Academy with Rosa and had a great time! We liked her tour a lot and learnt many interesting facts about the Academy. We recommend guided tours, because you will miss a lot if you just walk on you own. Thank you Rosa for this wonderful experience!
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 5, 2022
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Philadelphia Area94 contributions
Aug 2021
Was amazing to see what these midshipmen go through academically and athletically. We had the best tour guide in Madeline. She was personable, informative and vert engaging. After the tour the second floor of the museum with the plethora of hand crafted ship models is a must. Our group visiting Annapolis felt this was the highlight of the weekend.
Written September 9, 2021
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Lori L
California222 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
It’s worth a visit to US Naval Academy. We had an impressive tour of the entire campus. Our tour guide, Louise, she was knowledge and friendly. We have a greater appreciation of the intense training required for our military leaders.
Written March 6, 2022
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Traveller
New York City, NY2,959 contributions
Jul 2021
I visited the US Naval Academy in August 2021. I had visited the US Naval Academy in August 2017 but I got to see more things and stay longer this time. The first challenge is finding a parking place. I got lucky and found a parking place in the center of town. I walked about 20 minutes to get to the US Naval Academy. I passed through security which was tight. My first stop was the visitors center which also has a beautiful view of Annapolis Harbor and a nice gift shop. I watched a 13 minute film on the US Naval Academy. It was a hot and humid day so the air conditioning in the visitors center was very much appreciated. My next stop was the Chapel. I was not able to go inside in August 2017 but this time I was able to enter. The altar, organ and dome are very beautiful. I checked my photos from 2017 and it seems that they have replaced the dome. I also visited the crypt and the tomb of John Paul Jones. I walked around a little and took photos of a gazebo and some monuments. After having a coffee at the 1845 Cafe across from the museum, I visited the US Naval Museum. The first floor covers the history of the US navy through various wars. The second floor has many different models of ships - mostly from the 1700s. I learned that one can visit the grave of John McCain but due to the heat I decided to leave that to next time. It is a long walk from the museum to the cemetery. I returned to the visitors center and the view of Annapolis Harbor to cool off. I highly recommend a visit to the US Naval Academy and I spent around three hours here. Maybe next time I will take a guided tour.
Written August 20, 2021
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Raphæl D
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Everything was good aside from the parking. Parking lots have 2 hour limits. Park mobile zones have 2hr limits. The Calvert Street Garage has a weird time-frame from 6pm to 6am so.... the Naval Academy is already closed by that time. Unless there's an open secret that I don't know (e.g. people just deliberately exceed the 2 hour limit), then the only thing you can pretty much do is do the USNA Guided Tour hoping that your car wouldn't be towed by the time it is done.
Written October 13, 2022
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ohioan1
Sylvania, OH69 contributions
Jan 2020
It was a cold, windy but sunny day; however, we so enjoyed our tour here, we ended up going back after lunch to spend more time at the museum. Our guide was full of facts and stories about the Naval Academy. Made me wish I would have tried to get in when I was young! Maybe our grandkids?
Written January 20, 2020
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Rhoward2
Burke, VA239 contributions
Feb 2020
Very nice place to visit when in Annapolis. Take a walk around the beautiful campus and enjoy a view of the water. We Visited the museum with a wonderful exhibit of ship models and many other interesting displays.
Written February 18, 2020
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DiAlJo
Hockessin, DE909 contributions
Sep 2021
We can see why this is one of the most popular attractions. We arrived on Saturday morning and paid for our tour tickets and waited for the guided tour. We walked around the visitor area and enjoyed the pictures. The guide for our tour was awesome She presented the sights and buildings with a great knowledge of the academy. We had a great day walking around campus. We really enjoyed the day and after the tour we were able to walk around the other areas.

There was a wedding at the Church but we arrived after and they let us in and to the crypt. Brand new dome makes this place shine over the academy.

We also got a nice coffee/tea at the side entrance.

This is a fee activity but it is well worth it. It was really wonderful seeing our Naval youth on the campus. Very proud of them.
Written October 9, 2021
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Eastonreviewer2
Easton, MD25 contributions
Feb 2020
It is a pleasure to see all these bright young men and women who serve their country. When we asked for directions, they were very helpful. We ate at The Alley restaurant which is beautiful (and handicap accessible by elevator on request. Food and service were excellent. Hours are very limited.
Written February 6, 2020
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Storyteller556095
Marquette, MI3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
Tour with Roza was great. She took us to buildings i would not have seen if i went on a self guided tour. The tour was reasonably priced. Roza was very knowledgeable, thorough and told us about other things we could see on the grounds after the tour.
Written March 29, 2022
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,134 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
We enjoyed our visit to the Naval academy. There are definitely issues with parking. You have to find street parking and pay with mobile app. There is a 2 hr parking limit. When you enter you need id and you go through security. Definitely start with visitor center where they have history about the academy. They also have replicas of ship and a gift shop. The campus is beautiful with Gorgeous views of boats and the bay. Definitely visit the chapel and crypt. They also have a museum.
Written September 7, 2022
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