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United States Military Academy, West Point

4.6
#21 of 200 in Historic Sites in New York State
Historic Site Military Facility
A visit to United States Military Academy lends an insight into the lives of young cadets and educates visitors on the history of West Point. Because much of the campus is off-limits to unauthorized visitors, you'll have to take a bus tour to see the grounds. As part of the tour, you'll be driven around the facility with a docent instructing you on the school's history and its students. If you don't have enough time for the bus tour, you can still visit the small museum in the visitor center to get a taste for academy life. Visit Trophy Point to see the academy's collection of trophy cannons and for a view of the Hudson River. Add United States Military Academy to your West Point travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our West Point tourist route planner.
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  • Lots of history here - 1802 to present. Trophy Point with cannons, statues, memorials. Beautiful buildings with various styles of architecture. Gorgeous chapels. Hilly & rocky terrain. Breathtaking vi...  more »
  • Concerts on summer evenings, or just going to see the amazing view of Storm King Mountain and the Hudson River, this awesome view is one of the most painted scenes by the Hudson River School.  more »
  • Amazing grounds, tremendous views, and a plethora of tradition and history make this a must see site! My son and I took a tour and really enjoyed it. The campus is truly spectacular!  more »
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  • Would be 5 stars but lots of paperwork required just to get on campus. Got a chance to visit and the visitor center wasn't open due to a fire alarm. keep in mind the center is only open until 4:15. We did manage to get a guest pass which takes paperwork to get on base and visited the Cadet Chapel, Catholic Chapel, Jewish Chapel. Very beautiful campus. Keep in mind must be a US citizen or you have to take tour bus.
  • I love this place I love how they do their holiday season concert there! :) IT'S AWESOME! :) and when I was in high school I was a big fan of history and I still love history and music
  • I got to visit the place during the break so there were no cadets. The tour was awesome. You will learn a lot about history and humorous stories of the cadets including their customs.
  • I'm in West Point right now and will love to come here for college but there's colleges and universities i will want to go to I'm bright African American male who's brilliant who might go to an ivy league school.
  • As an Eagle Scout I can reflect on great times being here

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