United States Military Academy, West Point

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. Plan your United States Military Academy visit and explore what else you can see and do in West Point using our West Point day trip planning app .
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  • The USMA tour is outstanding. It starts at the new Visitors Center where you purchase the tickets and is conducted in very comfortable buses guided by knowledgeable and friendly guides. The place is j...  more »
  • It was 1996 when I was visiting around the campus. As it turned out, we happened to visit when there was a huge military parade. The USMA cadets were in full dress marching around the parade field. As...  more »
  • This visit was to perform many years ago at the Academy. As a member of a professional dance troupe, it was nonetheless a memorable experience to feel the sense of pride of the future grads of this fa...  more »
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  • Great experience. Would recommend a guided tour. Beautiful views. A great blend of the past and the present. You get to see current day training as well as artifacts from the history of the United States of America. I didn't know that cannons that fired the first and the last shots of the American civil war are on view on the campus!
  • Went here in October, and the view over the Hudson River was breathtaking. Fantastic campus.
  • 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.
  • Nothing like game day at West Point. Always a great Experience. Thank You for your Service. USA
  • West Point is an incredible place. You can feel the history and tradition.

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