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U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis

4.7
#1 of 162 in Museums in Maryland
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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  • Being our first visit to Annapolis we decided to explore the campus of the Naval Academy. My family (dad, mom, and a teen son) chose not to take the guided tour but walk the campus at our own pace. I ...  more »
  • A few things to remember, all bags are checked upon entering and bags larger than a back pack are not allowed. Absolutely beautiful area to wander on your own or take a tour if you have. Take time to ...  more »
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  • It is surprisingly large. The area you visit is a small part. You get a feel of the size when you drive the perimeter. Bancroft Hall where all the cadets live is the largest dorm in the world. Chapel is worth a seeing but I particularly love the museum. First floor has history of the Navy and second floor has amazing ship models and other things
  • What a great campus! Bob Cepek gave a fantastic tour!! He truly loves his Academy and shared some fantastic historical info!!
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