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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A definitely most-stop in Annapolis. The tours are very interesting and fun. Take time to stop in the chapel and marvel at the architectural details. You must (and I mean MUST) go to the museum and se... more »
We enjoyed visiting the academy while attending Easter church services. In addition the children had a great Easter egg hunt. more »
DO NOT MISS the annual Halloween concert presented by the Naval Academy's students. What a hoot -- one I'll never forget! The parents of a graduate who had been in previous Halloween concerts here recommended that I attend. I drove about 3 hours from N.J. and am glad I did, and I'm grateful to the couple who told me about this extraordinary event. The talents of the singers, dancers, comedians, etc., are top notch, as are those of the organist. The evening went from stirring and funny to somber to patriotic, all done with taste, extreme creativity, and artistic gifts, including lots of stunning special effects. Thank you for a great show, everyone!!! I hope to attend every year.
It was probably the best place I visited on the entire East Coast, but for a Ex-Navy, Fisherman that has owned multiple Sailboats it is also the ONLY centralized place that offers sailing. Seeing Annapolis was kind of interesting. but RTC Great Lakes is SO Overbearing in my mind that this place looked like a Sea Cadet Summer Camp.
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