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U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis

4.7
#1 of 162 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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  • Lucky enough to be able to tour inside and outside of the naval academy. Outside via boat to experience the size of the college and inside via military personnel. It isn't that old 1945 est. but the.....  more »
  • Stopped by to have a walk on campus and see what the Navy offers its officer candidates. Impressed with the ivy league atmosphere. Should have gone Navy!  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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