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Annapolis, Maryland: John Paul Jones Crypt

Revolutionary War hero was first buried in 1792 in an obscure French cemetery and forgotten. In 1905 JPJ was exhumed, still recognizable, and shipped back to America. Jones was reinterred in 1913 in a fancy sepulchre beneath the naval academy chapel.

U.S. Naval Academy Chapel

121 Blake Rd, Annapolis, MD
At the academy, under the green-domed chapel. Military ID required for entry.
Most weekdays. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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John Paul Jones sepulchre.

John Paul Jones Crypt

The crypt is inside the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel.

[Kurt Deion /, 10/04/2022]
John Paul Jones Crypt

Someone in your party will need to have a military ID to access places on the academy grounds such as John Paul Jones crypt. My travel partner and I were denied entry on 6/22/21.

[Kurt Deion /, 06/26/2021]

John Paul Jones crypt.

John Paul Jones Crypt

This is the most fabulous above ground crypt I've ever seen. He died of a strange intestinal disease and was buried in a forgotten grave yard in France. He was later found and exhumed and brought to the naval academy base.

[Jennifer Gilmore, 04/28/2013]

JPJ eternally slumbers under the naval academy chapel.

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