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Come check out the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, Naval Academy Museum, collection from Europe and New World at the United States Naval Academy

Touring The United States Naval Academy

May 9, 2014

Maryland is quite a remarkably large state with a good number of attractions scattered in its numerous districts. When heading to Maryland in your charter bus, don’t forget to make it a point to head to Annapolis, the capital of Maryland that features many original 17th, 18th and 19th century buildings.

One of the most interesting place to visit in Annapolis is the United States Naval Academy, the place where future officers are trained and educated. Rental bus visitors can visit the “yard”, the lush grounds of the Academy that features Beaux Arts architecture and historical naval event monuments.

First Stop: The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center

Conveniently located inside the Academy Gate 1, the Visitor Center is the first stop for all coach bus visitors visiting the United States Naval Academy. All visitors 18 years old and older need to present a government issued photo ID to enter the Academy grounds.

There will be guides and information specialists ready to help you in your tour. The first thing to do when visiting this place is to view a 13-minute film “The Call to Serve” at the center. After the film, rental bus visitors are given a guided walking tour with a professional, certified guide.

The United States Naval Academy Museum

Located in Preble Hall at the Academy grounds, this museum features two floors of exhibits all about the history of seapower, the development of the US Navy and how the Academy produces capable officers to lead sailors and marines.

Charter bus visitors can view many historical artifacts at the museum, where it houses artifacts and art that are the physical heritage of the U.S. Navy and the Naval Academy. At the museum, many of the exhibits combine video and audio technology to bring to life the stories of the men and women who have served their country at sea.

Some of the museum collections include:

  • The Beverley R. Robinson Collection: 6000 prints reflect the naval history of Europe and the New World from 1514 through World War II.
  • The United States Navy Trophy Flag Collection: More than 600 historic American and captured foreign flags.
  • Malcolm Storer Naval Medals Collection: Composed of 1,210 commemorative coin-medals gathered from thirty countries and dating from 254 BC to 1936.
  • Naval documents acquired from the Rosenbach, Christian A. Zabriskie, and John L. Senior Collections.

Visitor Information:
Admission: Free
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm

Bus Company Maryland can easily bring your group around to the museum with just a phone call

Don’t miss out visiting the Academy and its museum. For easier traveling, call 1-888-426-0291 or 443-406-6991 to book a charter bus.

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