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Directions to the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

GETTING HERE

Vehicle Access
Vehicular access to the United States Naval Academy (USNA) is permitted if (1) vehicle has valid DoD decal AND (2) driver has valid DoD ID card. Passengers in such vehicles must have government photo IDs (e.g., state issued driver's license). Vehicular access for the conference is recommended via Gate 8. Directions are provided below.Visitors with handicapped placards may enter without DoD car decal, but with photo ID, through Gate 1, off of King George Street. Directions are provided below. If you wish to drive on the Yard but do not have a DoD or handicapped decal, vehicular information must be provided via the registration form so that a car pass may be obtained before the conference.

Pedestrian Access
Pedestrians may walk on the Yard as follows:

  1. with DoD ID card -- enter via any Gate (Gates 1, 3, and 8 are functional).
  2. without DoD ID card but in the company of a pedestrian with DoD ID card - - enter via any Gate, provided you have a government-issued photo ID, e.g., state-issued driver's license.
  3. without DoD ID card and not in the company of a pedestrian with DoD ID card -- enter via Visitor Center at Gate 1, provided you have a government-issued photo ID, e.g., state-issued driver's license.

Complete information about accessing USNA, Gate hours, and identification may be found at http://www.usna.edu/visit.htm at "security restrictions."

Directions
USNA  is located in historic Annapolis, Maryland. Each major building or unit has its own address. Parking is spread throughout the "Yard" (="campus"). The best way to access the conference is to enter via Gate 8, park near Alumni Hall, and stop at the Welcome Desk in the lobby of Alumni. The Welcome Desk will have a paper map of the Yard and further information. General directions to USNA and Alumni Hall via Gate 8 are as follows:

follow Route 50 eastbound
take exit #24/Rowe Boulevard
stay to the right as the ramp splits; proceed onto Rowe Boulevard (Rt 70)
at the second traffic light, turn left onto Taylor Avenue
proceed past firehouse and 7-Eleven, and yield right onto Route 450
at the second traffic light, turn right (via a yield) to enter the Yard
proceed to gate (8); driver must show guard a DoD ID
proceed across the creek bridge, along Decatur Road, and park in the first lot on the left or on the street
Alumni Hall is the first building on the left, at the corner of Decatur Road and McNair Road; enter building from the Decatur Road side
General directions to USNA and Alumni Hall via Gate 1, for visitors without DoD decals on car but with handicapped placard:
follow Route 50 eastbound
take exit #24/Rowe Boulevard
stay to the right as the ramp splits; proceed onto Rowe Boulevard (Rt 70)
at the second traffic light, turn left onto Taylor Avenue
proceed past firehouse and 7-Eleven, and yield right onto Route 450
at the first traffic light, turn right onto King George Street
follow to end to Gate 1 at the Visitor Center
show Gate Guard photo ID and handicapped placard
turn left onto Cooper Road (near bronze goat); left onto Porter Road (along tennis courts); turn right at stop sign; turn left onto Blake Road and pass chapel; turn right at stop sign; at the corner of Preble Hall/Museum, turn left onto Decatur Road; follow to Alumni Hall on the right
For security and copyright reasons, a map of the Yard cannot be provided electronically with this package. However, paper copies will be available at the Welcome Desk.