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!

Narrated tour may be booked seven days a week and is a one hour, 15 minute drive in a five passenger electric vehicle. Ideal for all visitors to also include guests with mobility issues who may not be able to complete the one mile long walking tour.

Tour begins and ends at the Visitor Center and includes: Bancroft Hall, Main Chapel, parade ground, sports complexes, Jewish Chapel, monuments and memorials along the Severn River seawall, foremast of the USS MAINE, the Air Park and cemetery. Tour also passes the grave site of Senator John McCain, a 1958 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

GEM Child Car Seat Policy: Children under eight years old must ride in a car seat, unless the child is 4’9 or taller. A booster seat may be used if a child is at least four years old and weighs 40 pounds or more. Seat must be provided by accompanying adult.

COST: $30.00 per person We offer a complimentary souvenir postcard book! Two passenger minimum; five maximum in each of two vehicles. Complimentary Water available upon request!

Call 410-293-8112 to book. We request that reservations and full payment be made two days in advance. Cancellation for refund must be made two days in advance. We frequently are able to confirm reservations in a shorter time span – give us a call to inquire!


Main Chapel

Crypt of John Paul Jones

Public Walking Tour in Tecumseh Court

The Wright Flyer in Dahlgren Hall