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US Naval Academy of Annapolis Maryland

United States Naval Academy

Established in 1845, this four-year undergraduate college prepares young men and women for professional careers in the US Navy. A reflection of American history and honor, the academy has graduated more than 60,000 midshipmen from its founding, from a fleet of sail and steam-powered ships to its nuclear-powered submarines and supersonic aircraft. With a scenic location along Chesapeake Bay & Beaches, the legendary Naval Academy campus, or the "Yard," covers 338 waterfront acres.



  • Public tours are free


  • Visitor's Center
    • March - December: Daily (9AM - 5PM)
    • January - February: Monday - Friday (9AM - 4PM) & Saturday - Sunday (9AM - 5PM)


  • Army-Navy Football Game
  • Annual Homecoming Celebration
  • Parents' Weekend
  • Graduation
  • Plebe Week
  • Commissioning Week
  • Induction Day


  • Guided public tours
  • Hour long admission briefings
  • US Naval Academy Museum
  • NCAA varsity sports
Football is a heralded way of life at the US Naval Academy. Nothing beats seeing a game live at the Marine-Corps Memorial Stadium where the best teams from the NCAA come to take on the mighty Mids. The popular Army-Navy football game is a time-honored tradition loyally followed by sports fans and the armed forces across the globe.


This acclaimed institution of higher learning and military excellence offers young men and women academic and military training for professional careers in the US Navy. Four years at the USNA presents one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of any student's life. Unlike other universities, the schedule is tightly structured, but the atmosphere on campus presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to form bonds that will last a lifetime.


  • When does the football home season kick off?

    Tailgating is a favorite pasttime of fans and alumni of USNA. The season starts in September and you don't want to miss it!
  • When is homecoming?

    Friends and family of the academy gather in October to take part in festive activities on campus and golf tournaments to celebrate homecoming.


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