Adult Group Tours
Visitor Center, Gift Shop, and Public Tours
Out of concern due to the Coronavirus, the Naval Academy Business Services Division has temporarily closed the Naval Academy Visitor’s Center (which includes the Gift Shop) and discontinued our public tours. Pre-scheduled private group tours are currently cancelled. Lastly, groups that choose to cancel tours will be refunded without penalty though we are able to reschedule your tours for the future if you would prefer. We are sincerely thankful to all of our patrons and we look forward to serving you in the near future.
Welcome! Great moments and heroes in American history are represented throughout the Yard in statues, ship models and artifacts.
Inside the Visitor Center, you will find the Information Desk where you can purchase Tour Tickets, USNA Gift Shop, Vending area, Historical exhibits, restrooms, and much more!
Historical Walking Tour (One hour and 30 minutes)
Take a guided walking tour to hit the highlights and get the inside scoop on admissions and the midshipmen experience in our most popular tour, covering:
- Bancroft Hall (Midshipmen dormitory)
- Memorial Hall
- Statue of Tecumseh
- Herndon Monument (famous for Herndon Climb)
- Main Chapel and Crypt of John Paul Jones
- Noon Meal Formation (Fall and Spring)
- Lejeune Hall (site of Division I Swimming and Diving)
Our most popular tour highlights life at the U.S. Naval Academy past and present. Tour includes Lejeune Hall, Bancroft Hall, Tecumseh Court, Herndon Monument, Main Chapel, and the Crypt of John Paul Jones. There is no need to book in advance!
USNA Tour & Tea (Two hours and 30 minutes)
Enjoy a specialized tour of the Academy and USNA Museum with Afternoon Tea at the Naval Academy Club. Highlights include the Main Chapel, Crypt of John Paul Jones, the Naval Academy Museum, sweet treats, snacks, and delicious tea. Click here for details.
Military Reunion Tour (Two hours and 30 minutes)
This guided tour is designed for participants in U.S. military operations. Highlights include the Main Chapel, Crypt of John Paul Jones, Bancroft Hall, and an enhanced virtual tour presentation, a driving tour of the Yard. The tour will be customized for your specific group!
Jewish Chapel & Levy Center Tour (One hour)
The Levy Center was named for Commodore Uriah P. Levy, a prominent 19th century Jewish-American naval hero who held command positions for Presidents Monroe, Jackson, Tyler and Lincoln. Levy restored Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
The Levy Center and Jewish Chapel provide a portal for the entire brigade of 4,400 Midshipmen to develop a greater appreciation for faith-based traditions. Through this voyage of understanding, America’s future leaders will acquire the skills of tolerance, peaceful problem solving and perspective. In this regard, this magnificent facility and the paradigm it presents is unique to our country.
Highlights of the tour include the Miller Chapel, Stein Fellowship Hall, an exhibit featuring major Jewish historical ties to the U.S. Navy, and exquisite architectural design using stone acquired from Israel.
Corporate Leadership Program (Two hours 30 minutes)
Program introduces adult corporate team building groups to the education and leadership training received at the Naval Academy to become Navy and Marine Corps officers. Facilitators include retired military officers. Highlights include: presentation on leadership, education and development, “Call to Service” film showing, a walking tour of the USNA to facilitate discussion, and 20% off coupons for the USNA Gift Shop.
The Annapolis Music Man Tour (One hour 30 minutes)
Highlights include: a multimedia presentation, history of the Navy’s musical connection, and details about Charles Zimmerman’s personal connections to historical events.
Student Group Tours
Navy Way Boot Camp – 1st – 5th grades (One hour)
Recruits learn Navy terms and traditions! Step into the shoes of a Midshipman! Highlights include company formation, Navy chants, directions for saluting and following orders
Educational Field Trips – 4th – 12th grades (One hour)
The best way to truly experience the U.S. Naval Academy is to take one of our highly-regarded historical USNA tours. Led by professional, passionate, certified guides from NABSD, these tours bring many of the U.S. Naval Academy’s most important stories to life. Come learn about USNA Admissions!
Junior Leadership Program
Students 13 through 15 are invited to a fun, educational, and interactive half-day program to learn about the Naval Academy as an alternative to a traditional college education. The program includes a film and guided tour, team building exercises, and experienced speakers with advice about college preparation. Please check our Youth Programs page for more information.
Educational Added-Value at USNA
The Office of Admissions invites all those interested in learning more about educational, leadership, and career development opportunities offered at the Naval Academy to attend an admissions briefing. Lasting approximately one hour, these informative sessions are given by an active duty Navy or Marine Corps officer serving at the Academy as an admissions counselor. Briefings are open to the public and no reservation is necessary. Briefings are offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday thru Saturday, excluding these federal holidays: July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (410) 293-1858.