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St. John's College

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Address: 60 College Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401-1655
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+1 410-263-2371
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Wonderful liberal arts college

St. Johns is a liberal arts school in historic annapolis. The school has been around since the last 1600s, so there are many historical points on the campus. This is really a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Johns is a liberal arts school in historic annapolis. The school has been around since the last 1600s, so there are many historical points on the campus. This is really a lovely place to stroll, but it is an active college. You can also stop and see significant events in the Revolution occurred (look for the markers). You can... More 

Thank NYCmom50
Frederick, Maryland
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326 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

St. John's was founded as a college in 1784 and had been used as a prep school for the previous 90 years. So, a lot of history to see. St. John's has one of the most unique curricula in the US - in-depth discussion of classic writings is used to introduce and learn about the various subjects. While most of... More 

Thank 2005-travel-lover
Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Walking distance to downtown, St. John's allows visitors access to many buildings, so take special advantage of the art displays. The campus is more like a nice open easy-walking city park. This college is based on knowing the world's top thinkers, so you'll find students everywhere in discussions rather than cramming for non-existent exams. Enjoy!

Thank WCurtHess
Arnold, Maryland
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467 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

It's a beautiful, historic campus with plenty of walking space, but it's hard to know exactly what to do and see unless you went to the college. Beautiful and small campus that is easy to walk around in.

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The campus is smaller than an average college campus, but its open to the public and has the most beautiful and historic buildings and grounds! The main building, McDowell, is open to the public and has a gorgeous great hall! You can go the admissions and ask them if you can tour the campus and they will help you out.

Thank Rae-Ann C
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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327 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We took a one hour +/- walk around this campus enjoying the atmosphere of the college kids, the historical buildings, and the attractive grounds. We stopped in the bookstore which is rather small. The general experience was pleasant and we enjoyed our walk.

Thank William S
Annapolis, Maryland
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255 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

St. John's College is a great place to spend an hour walking around and taking in the interesting sights. It's America's third oldest college and is rich in history. They are very welcoming to visitors and it's fun to walk around the campus, watching the students come and go. And there are many cool things to check out, like: •... More 

Thank Steve C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We walked across the campus and were impressed by the old buildings and the aura of times past. McDowell Hall is the oldest of buildings.

Thank DesnaDC
Manasquan, New Jersey
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80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

St. John's College is the third oldest school in the nation, with a curriculum centered on the great books. The beautiful campus is definitely worth a visit. The central building with the bell tower on top (McDowell) was built to be the governor's mansion, but was given to the college before it was completed. Several other buildings on campus were... More 

Thank Chels C
Baltimore, United States
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194 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Opened in 1696 it only costs about $60,000 a year to attend. A highly prestigious college in Maryland with a beautiful campus. Frances Scott Key went here. Worth a walk through when in town.


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