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Visiting West Point


Please Note: Visitors may take a nominally priced guided bus tour of the Academy grounds departing from the West Point Visitors Center. Entrance is allowed for business, for visiting staff, faculty and cadets who live on West Point, and for public events such as concerts, sporting events, cadet reviews and graduation.

 

U.S. Citizens: All visitors age 16 and older signing up to take a bus tour of West Point MUST provide valid photo identification such as; a current valid driver's license or passport, or school ID (must be school-age). Each individual, age 16 and older, must present their own form of identification. No tour guide may bring in ID bundles for the group. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Effective Jan. 10, 2016, people using a driver's license from the states of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico or Washington will have to use another form of identification in order to enter West Point and all other military installations. Enhanced driver's licenses from these states are acceptable. If you possess a valid Department of Defense issued identification card this new requirement does not affect your ability to enter military installations.

Acceptable alternate forms of identification are a U.S. passport, a permanent resident card/Alien Registration Receipt (form 1-551), a foreign passport with a temporary I-551 stamp or visa or an employment authorization document that contains a photograph (Form I-766).

For more information go to: http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs or just go to the Department of Homeland Security homepage at: http://www.dhs.gov

Foreign Nationals:​ All visitors, no matter their age, signing up to take a bus tour of West Point MUST provide a valid passport and visa. No tour guide may bring in ID bundles for the group. Each individual, age 16 and older, must present their own form of identification. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. ​

Outside tour groups should contact the Academy's official tour contractor, West Point Tours, Inc., at (845) 446-4724, or the Visitors Center at (845) 938-2638. Manifests must be provided for groups at least 48 hours in advance.

Please allow additional time to enter the post if coming for well-attended events such as football games and concerts.

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