The US Naval Academy Museum is a free admission experience in the historic Annapolis, with not only an amazing view of the waters, but fascinating exhibits to explore the maritime history relating to the US Navy!
Located on the grounds of the actual US Naval Academy (which is impressive in itself!), the museum features two floors of exhibits all outlining the history of seapower, as well as the development of the US Navy and the role the academy plays in producing leading sailors and marines!
The displays are great for kids as they combine historical artifacts with video and audio technology, so the stories of the men and women who served the nation at sea are really brought to life.
Kids can learn all about the birth of the US Navy during the American Revolution, and how it developed over time to the modern fleet you know today. You can learn all about how Naval Academy graduates have left the nation's armed forces in times of conflict, and even explore tactics used in many of America's naval battled on an interactive battle map!
On the second floor, you can enjoy a 12 minute introductory video on the museum, before stepping out to see the impressive model ship collection which is the LAREST collection of 18th and 19th century ship models on public display in North America!
There is so much history to explore and experience, that it's well worth a visit for any family during time in the beautiful Annapolis!