Naval Academy Museum

Preble Hall
118 Maryland Ave (inside Gate 3)
Annapolis, MD 21402

(410) 293-2108

The U.S. Naval Academy Museum welcomes more than 100,000 visitors annually from all over the world. Located in Preble Hall on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy, the Museum offers two floors of exhibits about the history of seapower, the development of the U.S. Navy, and the role of the U.S. Naval Academy in producing officers capable of leading America’s sailors and marines.

Our displays combine historical artifacts with video and audio technology to bring to life the stories of the men and women who have served their country at sea. Whether you are a casual visitor, a student of naval history, or a member of the Brigade of Midshipmen, the Museum stands ready to make your visit a memorable one.

Virtual Experiences:

The Naval Academy museum features an online exhibit, “Doctor Kane, I presume?” In 1977, the Naval Academy Museum was gifted a number of Magic Lantern glass slides and a first print copy of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane’s two volume work, Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, ’54, ’55. Both parts of this gift chronicle Kane’s second trip to the Arctic to find John Franklin, the Second Grinnell Expedition, and Kane’s futile attempts to find passage through the North Pole using an Open Polar Sea.

Virtual Tour
Join Kat Spitzer from VisitAnnapolis as she takes you on a tour at the US Naval Academy Museum to check out the Rogers Ship Model Collection:
(a previous exhibit to the museum).

Hours of Operation

Monday: 0900-1700
Tuesday: Closed (Open to USNA faculty, staff & midshipmen by arrangement)
Wednesday – Saturday: 0900-1700
Sunday: 1100-1700
Closed on Federal holidays