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The main entrance to the West Point Visitors Center.
Displays feature a variety of aspects of cadet life.
The history of West Point is told through words, photos and videos throughout the Visitors Center.
West Point graduates continue to hold prominent positions in the military, the U.S. government and in the public sector.
Cadet life at West Point is different than at most other U.S. colleges.
A panoramic mural of the view from the Superintendent’s Review Box looking towards Washington Hall.
A panoramic mural of the view looking north from Trophy Point up the Hudson River.

Your first stop when visiting the Academy!
The Visitors Center provides an excellent central starting point for all visitors to the U.S. Military Academy. The Visitors Center and West Point Museum are open to the general public on a daily basis. Visitors may enter the academy grounds by guided tours, however, there are no guided tours during Graduation Week, on Football home game days, or on any days the Visitors Center is closed or closes early. Tours may be cancelled at any time. It is strongly recommended that visitors call the Visitors Center at (845) 938-2638 the week they are traveling to West Point to check on the status of the tours.

For the current schedule of tours and prices, call West Point Tours, Inc. at (845) 446-4724 or go to

Outside tour groups should contact West Point Tours, Inc., at the number above or the Visitors Center at (845) 938-2638. Manifests must be provided for groups at least 48 hours in advance.

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 U.S. 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.

The original Visitors Center was officially opened May 1, 1952, in the field artillery sheds at the south end of post -- a site now occupied by the provost marshal’s office. The current Visitors Center, which opened September 1, 1989, on the site of the former Ladycliff College Library, continues to attract, educate and inform the public about the Academy and its environs.

Videos on cadet life and West Point history are shown continuously throughout the day.

Exhibits include a full-scale cadet barracks room, a cadet uniform room, cadet daily life, academic fields of endeavor and the admissions process. The Visitors Center also has a gift shop and public rest rooms.

We are accessible to those with special needs.

The Visitors Center is open daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Call (845) 938-2638 for information. The Gift Shop's number is (845) 446-3085.
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Hours for the Visitors Center are:
Daily: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Closed all day Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.