ANNAPOLIS -- The U.S. Naval Academy here is one of the
Baltimore/Washington area's top tourist attractions, and its
visitor center hosts a daily walking tour throughout the year.
The tour includes stops at Bancroft Hall, which is the student
dormitory, and the crypt of Revolutionary War hero John Paul
Also included on the tour is a model of the battleship USS
Maryland, which survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and continued
in service through the end of World War II, plus displays
commemorating midshipman life and Congressional Medal of Honor
The center has a gift shop with a variety of souvenirs. From
March through December, the center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tours are hosted every day except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and
New Year's Day.
Two of the more popular exhibits at the academy are Freedom 7,
America's first space capsule, and the original figurehead of
Delaware Indian chief Tamanend, which was placed aboard the USS
The U.S. Naval Academy Visitor Center
Phone: (410) 263-6933