Public Guided Walking Tours

Public guided walking tours depart from the Visitor Center.

Forty Years of Women at the Academy: 
Women first entered the US Naval Academy in 1976; 55 graduated with the Class of 1980. In 2015, one quarter (204) of the class was women.

The ARMEL-LEFTWICH VISITOR CENTER is celebrating this achievement by honoring all active and retired women in the military.  Please enjoy:
Please show military ID, retired military ID or copy of DD214.

Congratulations to all past and present women midshipmen!
As Admiral Ted Carter said, it’s “Ability, not Gender.”

1 Apr – April Fools Day – $6.00 off tour to anyone saying “I’m a fool!”

A GEM of a Tour:  Riding Tour of USNA

Saturdays, April 22 through October 28, 2017 at 2:30pm
Tour begins and ends at Visitor Center.
COST: $30.00pp, includes water bottle and souvenir postcard book
Five passenger GEM electric car requires two passengers minimum.
Call 410-293-8112 to book; must be paid by noon the preceding Thursday

New narrated riding tour of the U.S. Naval Academy begins and ends at the Visitor Center with one hour and 15 minutes of viewing, including sites not on the guided walking tour. Tour includes descriptions of Bancroft Hall, the student dormitory; Buchanan House, home of the Superintendent; Main Chapel; USNA Museum; parade ground; sports complexes; cemetery featuring the Jeanette Monument (1891), dedicated to the crew of 20 out of 33 who died while exploring Artic Ice; Jewish Chapel; sports complexes; and monuments and memorials along the Severn River seawall, including the foremast of the USS MAINE, “longest ship in the Navy.”

March-June, September-November

Weekdays:  10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Sunday:  12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

July – August

Monday-Saturday:  9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Sunday:  12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.


Monday-Saturday:  10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Sunday:  12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

A guided walking tour with CAPT Chip Seymour, USN (Ret.).  Video provided by The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau.



Main Chapel


Crypt of John Paul Jones

Public Walking Tour in Tecumseh Court

The Wright Flyer in Dahlgren Hall