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US Naval Academy Museum, 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. To visit US Naval Academy Museum on your holiday in Annapolis, and find out what else Annapolis has to offer, use our Annapolis vacation generator.
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  • The Naval Academy is worth the trip alone. So much history, beautiful architecture, and gives great perspective on the lives of the midshipmen. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, seem to be made ...  more »
  • So much history here. Definitely would recommend a tour and do it over noon....the formation itself is worth it!!! Full of rich history!!! Worth the visit!!!! 
  • As I left the airport I saw the exit for Annapolis and decided to stop. Glad I did because I was able to join a tour which was about an hour or so but learned a lot about the campus and history 
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  • This should be on every American's bucket list. You can see lots of artifacts from our Naval heroes. The museum is organized on a timeline so that one can walk through history. I was rather impressed at seeing a folding knife that John Paul Jones use to carry around. It looked more like a folding sword to me. I kind of think John Paul Jones was what people call today, "A little crazy".
  • One of the best Museums I have ever been to. Wonderful artifacts, wonderful history and information. Very few people visit and its FREE! It's the best kept secret for museums, I'm surprised there isn't more people visiting this place.
  • The perment exhibition of ship models is fascinating. The current exhibit of us navel history from. John Paul Jones to the astronauts is great. Got to see stuff from some of the navel hero's I had only read about.
  • Absolutely beautiful place to visit. You can feel the history when you step foot on the academy grounds. Extremely clean and well maintained, easily walk and navigate your way around with great signage. Multiple photo opportunities around the grounds and the harbor. A must see for everyone.
  • A must see when in Annapolis. I have a greater appreciation for our service men and women after visiting.