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    Naval Academy Tours


    Naval Academy tours are a must-do! Wander the Yard’s scenic walkways by foot or cover more ground quickly by electric car. Either way, you’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a midshipman and the rich and tumultuous history of one of the greatest fighting forces on Earth!

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    PUBLIC TOURS

    Guided by experts who will wow you at every turn with deep knowledge and fascinating stories, our popular Public Tours are offered daily and last about 90 minutes. Get your tickets online ahead of time or in person when you arrive at the Visitor Center.

    Historical Walking Tour

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    Visit all the historical and monumental highlights, get the inside scoop on admissions and learn about the midshipmen experience in our most popular tour. Leaves daily from the Visitors Center.

    Duration: 90 minutes.

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    Ride the Yard: GEM Car Tour

    2L1A6725_LOW RES_FPO_-1See the Yard in style with our GEM tour in a comfortable, five-passenger electric vehicle, which highlights the "gems" of the Naval Academy. Leaves daily from the Visitor Center.

    Tour Duration: 75 minutes

    Bring your child’s safety seat for GEM Riding Tour. Per Maryland Law, any child, age 0-7, who is shorter than 4 feet, 9 inches, must be secured in a child safety seat.

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    USNA Admissions Briefing & Walking Tour

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    Sign up for a complimentary 1-hour Admissions Briefing at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. led by an active-duty Navy or Marine Corps admission officer. These admissions experts will address any questions you may have about gaining entrance to the Naval Academy. No appointment is required—simply join us on the 2nd floor of the Visitor Center at either 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. 

    Once you’ve been briefed on the admissions process, head downstairs to the 1st floor of the Visitor Center for a behind the scenes look of life on the Yard through our guided walking tours. Explore the home of the 4,500+ midshipmen including highlights such as Bancroft Hall, The Chapel, John Paul Jones’ Crypt and more from our knowledgeable tour guides! Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and last approximately 90-minutes, beginning and ending at the Visitor Center. It is encouraged to purchase your tickets ahead of time online to ensure your preferred timeslot.

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    Anchors Aweigh Music Tour

    music tour groupLearn about the history of our beloved USNA song "Anchors Aweigh" as well as the fascinating life of Charles Zimmerman and his connections to historical events and other intriguing facts. This tour ends with a musical-themed walking tour of the USNA and a free performance from the Navy Band.

    Tour Duration: 90 minutes

    2023 Dates: July 13, 27, August 3, and 10

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    Student Youth Leadership Program

    YOUTHPROGRAMS_Section1-1Developing leaders for tomorrow begins today! Give students ages 13-15 a taste of robust leadership training. Equip them for the future they'd like to pursue. Students will spend a half-day in the Student Youth Leadership Program learning and developing applicable leadership skills from some of the brightest of today's leaders at the USNA.

    Upcoming Dates: July 8, July 29, & August 12, 2023

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    COME-AS-A-GROUP TOUR: FOR GROUPS OF 20+

    If you'd like to bring your own group of 20 or more, we offer tours designed for all ages and interests: school trips, scouts, seniors, group day-trippers, families and more! Led by engaging Naval Academy experts, your crew will explore some of the most intriguing spots on the Yard. Read about some of our popular tours below, and we'll help you plan the right one.

     

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    Group Walking Tour

    2L1A1365_LOW RES_FPO_Prepare to be wowed. Whether you’re a die-hard Navy fan or new to the seafaring life, there’s something here to captivate every soul. Inspirational stories, lore and interesting tidbits abound. Available for groups of 20+ people.

    Duration: 90 minutes

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    USNA Tour & Tea

    tour5For those looking to enjoy a more intimate time at the Naval Academy and USNA Museum, you’ll enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Naval Academy Club, must-see sights like the Main Chapel and Crypt of John Paul Jones, and a special souvenir. Available for groups of 25+ people.

    Tour Duration: 3 hours

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    Military Reunion Tour

    tour6Rehash service memories on the driving tour designed and customized for participants, past or current, in military operations. Take in the Main Chapel, Crypt of John Paul Jones and enhanced virtual tour presentation. Available for groups of 20+.

    Duration: 2.5 hours

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    Jewish Chapel & Levy Center Tour

    levy chapelExperience the strong tradition of faith at USNA and its beautiful spiritual life at the Levy Center. Highlights include the Miller Chapel and Stein Fellowship Hall, a historic and exquisite architectural design. Available for groups of 20+.

    Duration: 90 minutes

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    Corporate Leadership Program

    tour12Learn the secret to the Navy's success. For over 175 years, the USNA has been producing extraordinary naval leaders. Bring our unique brand of education and leadership training to your corporate team. Available for groups of 20+.

    Duration: 2.5 hours

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    Anchors Aweigh Music Tour

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    Learn about the history of our beloved USNA song "Anchors Aweigh" as well as the fascinating life of Charles Zimmerman and his connections to historical events and other intriguing facts. This tour ends with a musical-themed walking tour of the USNA and a free performance from the Navy Band. Available for groups of 20+.

    Tour Duration: 90 minutes

    2023 Dates: July 13, 27, August 3, and 10

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    Navy Way Boot Camp

    tour10Our smallest recruits (grades 1-5) learn Navy terms and traditions when they join the Navy and step into the shoes of a midshipman! They’ll watch the company formation, yell rousing chants, salute and even follow orders! Available for groups of 20+.

    Duration: 1 hour

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    Educational Field Trips

    shutterstock_432834379Go on an adventure outside the classroom. Full of facts and fun, the best way to experience the USNA is through a field trip. Your students will learn about midshipmen, the Naval Academy, the rigorous programs and the admissions process for attending this prestigious Service Academy. Available for groups of 20+.

    Duration: 90 minutes

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