YET, I've only been on the yard a handful of times! I went to see the Blue Angels, which can hardly be an experience where you're enjoying what the Naval Academy has to offer. And last October, we went to the All Saints Day Concert in the Chapel. Since then I've tried to visit and did visit the museum under the Chapel, but I didn't document any of it!
I went a few weeks ago intending to do just that. Forefront in my mind was, if I was a tourist, what would I want to see? And THAT'S what I took pictures of. I had some information on what I was seeing, but it wasn't until I got home did I realize how special some of the items I was looking at really were. Boy did I walk a lot of miles!! (Hint, wear good walking shoes when you go.)
There's a lot of history on the yard. Whether it's the monuments that have made their way there, or the cannons that were in historic battles, to the planes that saw even more battle, or to the people who chose to be buried there, the Naval Academy grounds are truly awe inspiring. It became my mission to find out more about what I saw, and now that I know more, I want to go back, almost just to pay tribute. I had a lot of fun learning about Tecumseh, and now I'm obsessed with finding out all the different forms he's taken. If you have a picture of Tecumseh in his paint (so to speak) please send it to me so I can add it to our collection!
If you're in town and would like to go on a tour of the Academy, I'm in! Let me know and I'll go around with you. Please feel free to use these pages for more information while you're on the yard. If you find out some more information you think someone may find helpful, please firstname.lastname@example.org it to me and I'll add it to that page. Let's Go Mids!