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#059-16 Naval Academy Announces Holiday Gate Hours

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:50 AM by mediarelations@usna.edu

U.S. Naval Academy Gates 1 and 3 will have modified hours during the holiday season. The following gate hours will be in place during the holiday period of Dec. 20 – Jan. 5. All USNA gates will resume their normal hours Friday, Jan. 6.


As a reminder, normal Naval Academy visiting hours are sunrise to 5 p.m. or sunset, whichever is later, daily. Visitors will not be granted access prior to sunrise or after sunset unless coming on for a specific event such as basketball games, concerts, or Chapel services.

Gate 1 (off King George St.):

Vehicular Access: Open daily for vehicular access from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will resume normal operation on January 5, 2017.

Pedestrians: The Visitors Access Center will be open to pedestrians as follows:
Sunday - Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays, from 6 a.m. to midnight with the following exceptions: Friday, Dec. 31, and Sunday, Jan. 8, the Visitors Access Center will remain open until 2 a.m. Visitor Access Center secures at sunset for unaffiliated visitors.

Gate 3 (Maryland Ave.):

Vehicular Access: Closed for vehicular access throughout the holiday.

Pedestrian Access: Open for pedestrian access from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with the following exceptions:
Dec. 24: 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Dec. 25: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dec. 26: CLOSED
Dec. 27: CLOSED
Dec. 30: 7 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Dec. 31: 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Jan 1: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Jan. 2: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Jan. 5: 7 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Gate 8 (Route 450):

Gate 8 hours will not change throughout the holiday season and will remain open 24 hours a day.

Visitors are reminded that everyone 18 and older will be required to show a picture ID and that all bags are subject to search. Vehicles without a Department of Defense or USNA credentialed driver or passenger are not permitted to drive onto the academy grounds. Visitors are encouraged to park at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (price to park is $5) and walk or ride public transportation to downtown Annapolis near the academy. Vehicles with handicapped placards or license plates may enter through Gates 1 or 8.


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