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U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis

#1 of 164 in Museums in Maryland
Must see · Military Museum · Military Facility
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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  • 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...  more »
  • The base is secure, you have to be screened to enter the facility. The gift shop is fully stocked. The tour of the facility is a must to go on.  more »
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  • Stayed at the Navy Getaways Suites in the Yard at the Naval Academy, for active duty, reservists, or military retirees. Wonderfully comfortable and scenic accommodations a walk away from downtown Annapolis sites and restaurants.

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