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    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.

    Directions 

     

    Naval Academy GPS Address:

    52 King George Street, Annapolis, MD 21402

      

    Driving

    • 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

     

    Walking

    • 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 & Shuttle Information

     

    Parking is available daily at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium located at 550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401. The Stadium shuttle runs during most major events on the yard, where parking is restricted, throughout the year.

     

    The shuttle pickup point is near the Blue Angel plane on the Blue (West) side of the stadium. Enter the stadium parking lot through Gate 5, off Taylor Avenue. Parking rates begin at $10/car and special event parking begins at $20/car.

     

    For more information, visit: https://www.navystadiumparking.com/

     

    To download the Park Mobile App, visit: https://app.parkmobile.io/venue/navy-marine-corps-memorial-stadium/events  

     

    Shuttles usually run approximately 30 minutes before and after any event, at 20-30 minute intervals.

    Noah Hillman Garage Closure

    The Noah Hillman Garage is the largest and most convenient parking garage open to the public for visiting the Naval Academy. However, in May 2022, the garage closed for renovations.  For the most up to date information, please read the press release from the City of Annapolis.

     

    During the 14 months the garage is anticipated to be closed, the City of Annapolis is offering alternative solutions to ensure visitors can access Downtown Annapolis and the Naval Academy easily.

     

    Free Circulating Shuttle

    Look for the purple shuttle circulating through Downtown Annapolis. Exit on the Main Street / City Dock exit and head towards Gate 1 of the Naval Academy on Randall Street.

     

    Shuttle Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

    Downtown Annapolis Parking

     

    Holiday Parking

    The City of Annapolis offers free holiday parking downtown. Park at a metered space between Thanksgiving and New Years and receive free parking for up to three hours. A reminder that residential spaces in the historic district are reserved for residents who hold a parking pass or short-term paid through the ParkMobile app with a two-hour limit.

     

    Gott's Court Garage

    Parking is offered at Gott's Court Garage, located at 25 Northwest Street, a 15-minute walk to Gate 1 of the Naval Academy. The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center may be accessed by exiting on Northeast Street and heading towards the Church Circle roundabout. From there, you will walk around the circle until reaching Main Street; continue down the hill on Main Street and turning left at the bottom of the hill onto Randall Street.

     

    Knighton Garage

    Additionally, there is parking offered at Knighton Garage, located at 1a Colonial Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401, a 20-minute walk to Gate 1 of the Naval Academy. The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center may be accessed by exiting onto Colonial Ave and turning right on West Street heading towards the Church Circle roundabout. From there, you will walk around the circle until reaching Main Street; continue down the hill on Main Street and turning left at the bottom of the hill onto Randall Street.

     

    Dock Street Lot

    If you only need to visit the Naval Academy for a short period of time, 2-hour metered parking is available at the Dock Street Lot, located at Dock Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, a 5-minute walk from Gate 1 of the Naval Academy.

     


     

    For a full list of all parking garages in Downtown Annapolis, visit Annapolis Parking.

     

     

    Driving Onto the Yard

    Only vehicles with USNA IDs, DoD credentials or handicapped tags may enter Naval Academy grounds. General visitors with government-issued disability parking placard license plates or placards may be granted vehicle access at 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.

    These vehicles will be vetted by Military Working Dog at the gate before access is granted.  Persons in this category will be prohibited access during FPCON Charlie and Delta, which would be signified through signage at the gate.

    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.

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