Naval Academy Tours

Public Guided Walking Tours

The guided walking tour is the most popular public tour of the Yard.  Professional, certified guides talk about midshipmen life and provide commentary on the major attractions in the Yard, including Bancroft Hall (student dormitory), Memorial Hall, Statue of Tecumseh, Herndon Monument (famous for Herndon Climb), Main Chapel and Crypt of John Paul Jones, Revolutionary War naval hero.  Tours depart from the Visitor Center and are approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

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 with CAPT Chip Seymour, USN (Ret.).

Video provided by Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.

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

Monday-Sunday through December 2017 at 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year’s Eve and Day.

A narrated riding tour, which begins and ends at the Visitor Center, is one hour and 15 minutes of viewing from a five passenger open air electric vehicle. This tour is ideal for those with mobility issues who may not be able to complete the one mile long walking tour. There is only one stop, mid-way, to stretch before resuming the tour of the Yard.

Tour includes drive-bys of Bancroft Hall (student dormitory), home of the Superintendent, Main Chapel, USNA Museum, parade ground, sports complexes, Jewish Chapel, and monuments and memorials along the Severn River seawall, including the foremast of the USS MAINE. A major attraction 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 passenger maximum. 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