Naval Academy Tours

Public Guided Walking Tours

The historical guided walking tour is the most popular tour of the Yard.  Professional, certified guides provide commentary on major attractions, including Bancroft Hall (midshipmen dormitory), Memorial Hall, Statue of Tecumseh, Herndon Monument (famous for Herndon Climb), Main Chapel and Crypt of John Paul Jones, Revolutionary War naval hero.  You learn about the admissions process and the education and training of midshipmen.  Tours depart from the Visitor Center and are approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Tour concludes with directions to the USNA Museum, our best kept secret, and lunch options.

Tour Times:

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.

Guided walking video tour

Video provided by Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.

Public Riding Tours – A ‘GEM’ of a Tour!

Seven Days a Week: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm

Narrated riding tour, which begins and ends at the Visitor Center, is one hour and a quarter of viewing from a five passenger open air electric vehicle. This tour is ideal for visitors with mobility issues who may not be able to complete the one mile long walking tour.

Tour includes attractions not on the guided walking tour: Parade ground, sports complexes, Jewish Chapel, monuments and memorials along the Severn River seawall, and the foremast of the USS MAINE.

The one stop on tour is the cemetery, featuring the Jeannette Monument (1891), dedicated to the crew who died while exploring Arctic ice.

COST: $30.00 per person includes water bottle and postcard book.  Two passenger minimum; five maximum in each of two vehicles.

Call 410-293-8112 to book. Reservation and full payment must be made two business days in advance. Cancellation for refund must be made two business days in advance.


Main Chapel

Crypt of John Paul Jones

Public Walking Tour in Tecumseh Court

The Wright Flyer in Dahlgren Hall