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US Naval Academy

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a midshipman? A tour of the U.S. Naval Academy gives you a taste of the 24/7 commitment made by the 4000-strong Brigade of Midshipmen. Established in 1845, the Naval Academy is the training ground for officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Daily tours departing from the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center introduce you to the many traditions that go hand in hand with being a Navy town.

From noon formation, to formal parades, to Blue Angels flight demonstrations, the Navy presence permeates Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay. Midshipmen greet you on the streets, in our shops, our restaurants, and on the water. Whether you come for Navy football, the Navy vs. St. John’s Croquet Match, or Navy Concert Band performances at City Dock and Quiet Waters Park, you’ll catch a glimpse of America’s finest. And you’ll be the better for it.

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Naval Academy Commemorates War of 1812

On April 1, 2013, the U.S. Naval Academy opened a 2,500 square foot exhibition on the War of 1812 in the Hart Room at Mahan Hall. The exhibit is part of a Seas, Lakes & Bay: The Naval War of 1812 walking tour that celebrates the War of 1812's 200th anniversary. The exhibition brings together hundreds of artifacts, historic maritime paintings, and ship models from the Naval Academy Museum and 86 artifacts and pieces of artwork on loan from the collection of William I. Koch. Highlights of the exhibition include the anchor from the USS Constitution and carved wooden figureheads from the USS Chesapeake and the HMS Shannon. The walking tour that kicked off last summer and the new exhibition were made possible through Koch's generous support...more

U.S. Naval Academy Happenings

It's a great time of year to visit the U.S. Naval Academy. School's in session and that means you stand an excellent chance of catching the 4,000-strong Brigade of Midshipmen in noon formation. Weather permitting, the midshipmen assemble in front of Bancroft Hall Monday through Friday before marching in for lunch. To them, it's a regular part of their daily routine...more

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