You and your family are encouraged to take a guided walking tour of the Academy with professional, certified Naval Academy guides through the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center. Visitor Center hours are 9:00am-5:00pm March through December and 9:00am-4:00pm January and February. Proceeds from the sale of Visitor Center tours and tax-free merchandise at the Naval Academy Gift Shop benefit the Brigade of Midshipmen.
Access to the Academy grounds is limited.
Anyone with a locally prepared USNA ID Card or a DOD credential, including military retirees and dependents may drive onto USNA. All others will need to park outside the Academy and walk in through Gate 1. All visitors over the age of 18 must have a valid picture ID. Please check the current security restrictions before planning a visit.
For visitors without a locally prepared USNA ID Card or a DOD credential, all day parking is available in the Noah Hillman Parking Garage (accessible from Duke of Gloucester or Main Streets), at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (directions), or at two-hour parking meters around City Dock. See this summary of parking options in downtown Annapolis for additional parking locations.
The Noah Hillman Parking Garage is the closest public garage. The entrance on Duke of Gloucester St. is on the left, just past Conduit St. Once parked in the garage, look for the stairs in the northeast corner of the garage. At the bottom of the stairs, walk straight down Gorman St to Main St. The Annapolis City Dock is just a block down the hill on Main St. There is closer parking on Dock St, just on the other side of the City Dock, but it is metered with 2-hour maximum limit.
USNA Admissions Presentations
USNA admissions presentations are held Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., except federal holidays. Please visit the Admissions site for more information.
The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar offers the opportunity for rising high school seniors to visit the Naval Academy for one week during the summer.
Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, is considered the "Sailing Capital of the World." Located 33 miles east of Washington, DC and 30 miles south east of Baltimore, Annapolis has much to offer. Click on the links below for more information about Annapolis.
- Official Annapolis city site
- Annapolis Chamber of Commerce site
- Visitor Quarters - Navy Gateway Inns & Suites Annapolis
- Naval Station Annapolis Navy Lodge (Military personnel & their families only)