General Information  


All information displayed is for 4/C Parents Weekend; normal operating hours may differ.

Information Desk

Upon your arrival at the Naval Academy, please proceed to the second floor of Dahlgren Hall to receive your nametag and Plebe Summer Book. There is no need to register. We will have staff on hand to assist you and answer questions.


Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Plebe Summer Books will be available for pick up on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Alumni Hall Lobby. 

The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center & Naval Academy Gift Shop

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Daily tours are given at the Visitor Center:

Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday Noon – 3 p.m.

Phone numbers:

  • Guided Tours: 410-293-TOUR (8687)
  • Gift Shop: 410-293-4438 or 1-800-778-4260

Web site:

Midshipmen and their parents receive a 10% discount at the Gift Shop. All sales are tax exempt and shipping services are available.

Naval Academy Museum

Phone: 410-293-2108



Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The USNA Museum, in Preble Hall, is located just inside the Maryland Avenue gate. There are two main exhibition galleries featuring art, artifacts, and models that depict the history of the US Navy and Naval Academy and ship models from the age of sail.

The Museum maintains storage spaces for the reserve study collection, and a well-equipped shop for building and repairing ship models.

The USNA Museum Gift Shop is located on the lower level of the Museum, offering an extensive selection of naval history books, prints, gifts and souvenirs.

Museum Store Hours:

Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Midshipmen Store

Phone: 410-293-2392

4/C Parents Weekend Hours

Thursday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Authorized patrons only. Parents/guardians and midshipmen families are authorized but must present shopping cards.

Dahlgren Hall's Drydock Restaurant

The Drydock Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They offer fresh deli sandwiches, made to order grill items, pizza, and assorted snacks. All proceeds benefit the Brigade of Midshipmen. Please visit the Drydock website (seen below) for a complete restaurant menu.

Phone: 410-293-2873



Thursday & Friday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Other Dining

A Parents’ Weekend Lunch will be offered in King Hall on Friday, August 14, after formation at 12:20 p.m.  The cost is $5.55 per guest and midshipmen dine for free.  Tickets will be sold in Dahlgren Hall, on the first floor (seaward side) at a Midshipmen Food Services Division table next to the Naval Academy Business Services Division (NABSD) exhibit, on Thursday (12:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and Friday (7:00 to 10:00 a.m.).  Tickets will be sold in King Hall at the start of lunch on Friday.  We advise you to purchase your ticket beforehand in Dahlgren Hall to avoid delays in sitting down to lunch.  This lunch is not mandatory for your midshipman.

Many commercial restaurants are available in the Annapolis area. In addition to those in the downtown Annapolis area near the Academy, many are located in Restaurant Park by Annapolis Mall just off Route 50, northwest of, and about five miles from, the Academy.

A listing of restaurants is available in the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Official Visitors Guide.


The weather during Parents' Weekend can be unpredictable, but it is normally hot and humid. Temperatures range from 70 to 100 degrees, and it may be rainy.   Due to the amount of walking, we recommend comfortable shoes.

"Sunday dress" is suitable for religious services and casual clothing (including shorts) is recommended for all other events and activities. The uniform for active duty for the Formal Parade on Saturday is Summer White for Navy and "Dress Blue Delta" for Marines, or service equivalent.

Tourist Information

For information about the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, Naval Academy Tours, or the Naval Academy Gift Shop, please go to:

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