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Visit the Coast Guard Academy

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Visit the Coast Guard Academy

Members of the public are welcome to visit the Coast Guard Academy, and attend public athletic events and performances, subject to the security posture of the Academy. Group visits and tours other than admission tours should be coordinated in advance by contacting the Public Affairs Office. Please note these basic safety requirements:

  • Any vehicle and its occupants entering the grounds are subject to security searches by uniformed security officers.
  • Marching formations have right of way. Vehicles may not pass marching formations.

Photo ID Required

Adults should present valid photo identification at the entrance gate. If directed, please be prepared to present vehicle registration and proof of insurance. As a federal facility, the Coast Guard Academy complies with the REAL ID Act, a federal law passed in 2005 to set standards for authenticating personal identification. Accordingly, the Coast Guard Academy is currently unable to grant access to the campus based only on the presentation of state driver’s licenses issued by Minnesota, Washington, Missouri, Maine, and Montana. Residents of these states should plan to present an alternate, compliant form of ID, such as a passport, military ID, TWIC card, or permanent resident card.

If you have questions about the REAL ID Act, please visit