Naval Academy to start building visitor centerThe...


Naval Academy to start building visitor center

The Naval Academy will break ground Tuesday for a $4.5 million visitor center.

The two-story, 27,000-square-foot building will be on the south side of the Halsey Field House. It will replace a visitor center in the first floor of Ricketts Hall.

The new center will include a gift shop and an 80-seat auditorium that will show a film about midshipmen life at the academy and the academy's history. On the second floor, an observation deck will allow visitors to view the Annapolis harbor, the city and part of the academy.

The center is scheduled to open in January 1995.

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