Directions, Parking & Shuttle
Base Access & ID Requirements
Access to the Academy grounds is limited.
Whether walking or taking the shuttle, all visitors must have a valid U.S. picture ID (i.e.: State issued driver's license or a government issued ID). Anyone with a locally prepared USNA ID Card or a DOD credential, including military retirees and dependents, may drive onto USNA. All others will need to park outside the Academy and walk in. All visitors over the age of 18 must have a valid picture ID.
Please check the current security restrictions before planning a visit. Note, due to a recent Federal Law, a driver's license alone for visitors from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington State, and American Samoa will NOT provide access to USNA.
Parking at Stadium & Shuttle
Parking is extremely limited on USNA, and use of the shuttle is strongly recommended. A shuttle service will run between the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (directions) and USNA's Capstone Day at Rickover Hall. Parking is complementary when you inform the stadium parking lot attendant that you are attending the USNA Capstone Day. Park by the 50-yard line on the West side of the stadium (away from Rowe Blvd).
Parking on USNA
All invited guests with special needs, Senior Executive Service, and Flag Officers, please request parking directly on USNA grounds by contacting Gale Schneck. Even for people able to access base with a DOD ID, parking is extremely limited due to ongoing construction. Non-reserved parking on USNA is not recommended.
Parking in Town
Visitors may choose to park off-base and walk to Rickover Hall. For $20/day, parking is available in the Noah Hillman Parking Garage (accessible from Main Street or Duke of Gloucester St). Alternatively, parking meters are available around Annapolis downtown and City Dock, but meters have a 2 hour maximum time limit. See this summary of parking options in downtown Annapolis. If accessing USNA as a pedestrian, the closest entrance to downtown is Gate 1 at King George Street and Randall St.