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USMMA Operations Status: Normal

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Visiting USMMA

Visiting the Academy

Visitors to the United States Merchant Marine Academy are welcome when the Academy is open for normal operations. The Academy grounds, museum, and Navy Exchange are open to the general public throughout the year, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of federal holidays and the summer and winter leave periods. Additionally, the campus is occasionally affected by current or unique campus events, and while the scheduled hours above are a good guideline, it is always best to call and confirm the operating status before coming.

Tours are based on the purpose of your visit and can be arranged by contacting the appropriate department.

  • Press, congressional delegations and official VIPs
    • Office of External and Congressional Affairs
    • Call (516) 726-6048
    • Email:
  • Prospective Midshipmen Admissions Tours
    • Toll free Phone:1-866-546-4778
    • Local Phone: 516-726-5643
  • Self-guided tours of the grounds
    • Campus Map available at the security gate
  • Mariners Memorial Chapel
    • Call 516-726-5930
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Museum 
    • Call 516-726-6047
  • Vendor Site Visits
    • Call 516-726-6152
  • Career Services / Job Placement
    • Call 516-726-5829
  • Athletics
    • Call 516-726-5609
  • Group tours and special events

We look forward to wishing you a warm “Welcome Aboard!”

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