Admission to the U.S. Naval Academy Museum is free. The Museum is handicapped accessible.
The Museum is located in Preble Hall on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
All visitors 21 years of age or older must show a valid picture ID at the gate (see the list of Acceptable Forms of ID). Visitors under the age of 21 who do not have a valid picture ID must be escorted by an adult with a valid form of identification. Please check the current security restrictions before planning a visit. Please note that as a result of the REAL ID Act, some state/territory IDs are not sufficient for access to the Academy. Please check the Current Status of States/Territories to see if your state or territory's ID is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Drivers' licenses and state IDs from states that aren't compliant must be accompanied by an acceptable second form of ID (SSN Card, Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate, U.S. Citizen ID Card, etc.). Please refer to the list of acceptable forms of ID.
For more information on how to get onto the Naval Academy grounds and nearby parking, click here.
Coming east on Route 50: Take exit 24 to Rowe Boulevard. Turn left at the second stoplight onto Taylor Avenue. After two blocks, Taylor Avenue takes a sharp turn to the right and becomes Baltimore Boulevard (Route 450). Stay on Baltimore Boulevard and turn right at the first stoplight which is King George Street. On-street parking is available along most of King George Street. Once you are parked, walk to Maryland Avenue and enter the Academy grounds through Gate 3.
Coming west on Route 50: Take the exit for Route 450. Stay right at the fork after the exit and follow the signs to the Naval Academy. Take Route 450 to King George Street and turn left. On-street parking is available along most of King George Street. Once you are parked, walk to Maryland Avenue and enter the Academy grounds through Gate 3.
Drivers without Department of Defense ID are not permitted to drive onto the Naval Academy grounds. Handicapped visitors with proper decals are permitted through Gate 1 after a vehicle inspection. All bags are subject to search.
Visitors to the U.S. Naval Academy Museum can also walk through Gate 1 (King George Street).
Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
New Year's Day