Established in 1845 and first called the Navy School, trains naval officers with a four-year, college degree program. Candidacy is hard-won because each student must apply directly and also be nominated by a member of Congress. The campus is commonly called "The Yard," and you'll find many halls cover the 137 hectares (340 acres) area. The campus is also dotted with monuments commemorating U.S. military history. Visit the Tripoli monument, the oldest military monument in the U.S. Follow the Stribling Walk of 16,000 bricks to find others, such as the Mexican monument. Inside the academy, the chapel and the rotunda leading to Memorial Hall are inspiring examples of American neoclassical architecture. Make your Annapolis itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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U.S. Naval Academy reviews
There is a lot of history here, and we highly recommend the walking tour, which was about 90 minutes.
There is a lot of history here, and we highly recommend the walking tour, which was about 90 minutes. more »
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...
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... more »
So much history, not enough room to elaborate! I love walking on the academy. The atmosphere is amazing and you can see the measure of professionalism. We recently went to the midday formation before they marched into chow. So cool to see the formations and hear the cadence. The academy drill team also performed and it was excellent to say the least. Go Navy!
We came here as tourists to visit the campus, and we needed to pass the security check / ID check. The campus was beautiful, and several buildings were open for visitors without reservation needed. Overall, I would recommend this spot for people who visit Annapolis!
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