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Visit the United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy (USNA) can be found in the heart of downtown Annapolis. Known as “The Yard,” this prestigious undergraduate college prepares young men and women to become professional officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Originally established in 1845, the USNA is a National…

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5 Historic Sites in Annapolis to Visit

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 1649, an English community emerged on the land that now makes up Maryland's capital. Puritans, seeking religious freedom, nestled into a spot on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay and called their new town Providence. A lot has happened in Annapolis since these…

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A Glimpse of the Naval Academy Chapel Dome

One of the most gorgeous architectural highlights you’ll witness in the City of Annapolis is the historic United States Naval Academy Chapel. Dedicated in 1908, the majestic dome of the chapel is central to the yard, and easily viewable from a Naval Academy campus walking tour or a stroll along King…

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Walking through Four Centuries: A Historic Tour of Annapolis

Squire Tony You can time travel in Annapolis—that's what we did recently on a sunny February afternoon. Our energetic tour guide “Squire Tony” teleported us through history on a Four Centuries Walking Tour, a narrated jaunt around Annapolis that was chockfull of historic detail. We followed Squire…

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The Naval Academy’s Hidden Treasure

About a year ago I had an unexpected opportunity to visit the Naval Academy Museum. I say “unexpected” because I didn’t even know there was a museum at the Naval Academy. I had a vague memory of visiting the crypt of John Paul Jones when I was in high school, but back then I was more interested in…

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