Visit the Yard

    How to Get to the Naval Academy

    The Naval Academy is set in the beautiful city of Annapolis, Maryland, which makes it a great destination for a day or weekend trip.



    Naval Academy GPS Address:

    52 King George Street, Annapolis, MD 21402



    • From Route 50 East and West take exit 24, Rowe Boulevard. Stay in the right lane
    • After crossing College Creek (second bridge), take a slight right off Rowe Boulevard
    • At traffic light, proceed straight onto Northwest Street
    • Take a right onto Church Circle
    • Take the 4th right onto Duke of Gloucester Street
    • Turn left onto Green Street Annapolis City Dock is one block



    • From the Annapolis City Dock, walk one block on Randall Street
    • Pedestrian entrances are at the Visitor Access Center at Gate 1, located on Randall Street and Prince George Street
    • The John Barry Gate for pedestrian access is located at the corner of Craig Street and Prince George Street


    Note that everyone 18 and older must have a U.S. government-issued photo ID or current passport to enter.


    USNA Parking Information


    All day parking is available at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Rowe Blvd., in the Noah Hillman Parking Garage (accessible from Duke of Gloucester or Main Streets) or at two-hour parking meters around City Dock.


    Downtown Annapolis Parking Garages


    We suggest parking in the Noah Hillman Garage, the closest public garage. It is located at 150 Gorman Street, a short walk to Gate 1 of the Naval Academy. The entrance is on the left of Duke of Gloucester Street, just past Conduit Street.


    Once parked in the garage, look for the stairs in the northeast corner of the garage.  At the bottom of the stairs, walk straight down Gorman St. to Main Street From there, the Annapolis City Dock is just a block down the hill on Main Street.  The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center may be accessed by turning right immediately after exiting the Visitor Access Center. Follow the signs.


    General visitors with government-issued disability parking placard license plates or placards may be granted vehicle access at Gate 1 and Gate 8 during general visiting hours. The photo identification will be compared to the parking certification card that was issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles along with the issued disability parking placard.

    Only vehicles with USNA IDs, DoD credentials or handicapped tags may enter Naval Academy grounds.


    Downtown Annapolis Metered Parking 

    There is closer parking on Dock Street just on the other side of the City Dock, but it is metered with a two-hour maximum limit.


    More About Annapolis

    For more detailed information about Annapolis and the surrounding area, contact the Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Visitors Center at 410-280-0445.