US Naval Academy Foundation, Annapolis

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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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  • It was so much fun walking around and exploring. There was even a wedding going one and saw the sword ceremony.  more »
  • Make sure to take a walking tour (we used the HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR booked through WATERMARK CRUISES...highly recommend)...beautiful campus and SO much history!  more »
  • Well worth the trip. You can walk on with ID and tour the grounds as well as tour several buildings. I highly recommend the cemetery (which overlooks the Severn River) as well as the visitor center an...  more »

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Annapolis's historical downtown area draws the city's tourists, so there's plenty of choice of accommodations here. Small inns and charming bed and breakfasts represent most of the options in this part of town, with a couple even offering views of Annapolis Harbor. If everything here is booked, try the collection of national-chain hotels to the west of downtown, although access to the city's attractions isn't as convenient. Try to reserve in advance if you plan to visit during a summer weekend.
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