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.
U.S. Naval Academy reviews
Beautiful campus .Our tour guide Don was very knowledgeable. We learned a lot of history while touring this lovely campus . I was surprised how many buildings you have access to on the tour . My only.... more
Beautiful campus .Our tour guide Don was very knowledgeable. We learned a lot of history while touring this lovely campus . I was surprised how many buildings you have access to on the tour . My only.... more »
The guided tour was absolutely the best way to start off our time visiting the USNA. Our tour guide, Ms.Wu, was full of historical and present-day knowledge. While this tour consists of the usual...
The guided tour was absolutely the best way to start off our time visiting the USNA. Our tour guide, Ms.Wu, was full of historical and present-day knowledge. While this tour consists of the usual... more »
My Alma Mater, beautiful campus with lots to see and do. Motivated young Midshipmen walking all around the yard, many historical landmarks and monuments to explore. Need an ID to enter the campus. Walking along the sea wall is incredible, watching the sail boats going up and down the Severn River, you can see all the way to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on a clear day. Fun to wander around historic downtown Annapolis also, just a few minutes away from Gate 1.
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!
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