Stroll the Naval Academy footbridge over College Creek. Greet the stern statue of American Indian Chief Tecumseh. Step inside what's often called the world's largest dormitory, nearly 1,800 rooms and five miles of halls.
And see it all without leaving the couch.
Google Maps is preparing to launch a 360-degree virtual tour of the Naval Academy -- the first Navy base filmed by Google.
Similar to its street-view maps, the tour will allow users to navigate select streets and walkways at the academy, even enter buildings already open to tourists.
"It allows for people around the world to see the Naval Academy, where they otherwise wouldn't have the means to travel to Annapolis," said Cmdr. John Schofield, the academy spokesman.
Google staff filmed the Yard with hand-held cameras during several days in summer. Academy officials are reviewing the footage to ensure it doesn't compromise security.
Midshipmen's faces will be blurred, same as with people routinely filmed in towns across America. But features will also be obscured that identify homes of academy officials. And footage won't show gates or security personnel.
Security at the academy has been increased since the July shooting at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Before that shooting, Annapolis visitors were routinely asked to show a driver's license to enter the Yard.
After the shooting, security measures were reviewed in Annapolis. In August, guards at some academy gates began screening tourists with metal-detecting wands. The gate off Randall Street already had a metal detector.
Academy visitors without a military ID are screened throughout the year.
Further, the Department of Defense raised in May the security level at military bases across the country, from Force Protection Condition Alpha to Bravo, the first increase since 2011 for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Bravo applies to an increased, or more predictable, threat of a terrorist attack -- but not any specific threat, according to the Department of Defense. Navy officials have said there's no sign the academy is specifically targeted.
About 2.5 million people visit the Yard each year, said Mianna Jopp, the manager of the academy visitor center. And 82,000 people, she said, take a guided walking tour each year.
The Naval Academy lies at the heart of tourism in Annapolis. Sometimes, that strains efforts to maintain privacy for midshipmen and Navy officers. One year ago, a Montgomery County man was cited for entering the superintendent's house.
Google footage is "just an online viewpoint of what anyone would get if they walked on the Naval Academy," Schofield said.
Already, Google has filmed the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. A virtual visitor may stand on the 50-yard line of the football stadium there.
Also, Google launched in January a virtual tour of "Old Ironsides," the 217-year-old Navy warship USS Constitution.
After that launch, Navy officials pitched Google on mapping the academy, said Lt. Cmdr. Greg Raelson, a Navy spokesman.
"What are some other unique historic sites that are part of the Navy that we can help bring to the public?" Raelson said. "The Naval Academy seemed like an obvious second."
Google Maps has also filmed the Taj Mahal, the Louvre, underwater reefs and street views around the world; Google Maps has filmed in at least 57 countries, according to a Navy news release.
A Google Maps spokeswoman requested The Capital wait to report the Naval Academy filming until after the launch. She did not respond to further questions.
Google doesn't pay the Navy to map the academy, Raelson said, nor does the Navy pay Google.
"We benefit from being able to share these unique locations around the world," he said. "Google benefits because they're trying to make their Google Maps more comprehensive."