The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is located in Annapolis, Maryland, a city recognized for its historic character, maritime connections, dedication to the arts, and support of the Chesapeake Bay. Located approximately 35 miles from both Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland, Annapolis is easily reached through one of the three metropolitan area airports.
Annapolis is the home of the United States Naval Academy, founded in 1845, and of St. John's College, founded in 1696 as King William's School and the third oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Architecturally, Annapolis boasts some of the finest 17th and 18th Century buildings in the country, including the residences of all four Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Visitors are encouraged to walk through the city’s historic district and City Dock and enjoy the many shops, restaurants, activities, and scenery Annapolis has to offer—all located within one mile of SESYNC’s offices.