Schedule a Tour

The academy offers three tour types that depend on where you are in the application process.

Schedule a Tour

The academy offers three tour types that depend on where you are in the application process.

Experience the U.S. Military Academy Firsthand

West Point is located approximately 50 miles north of New York City in the picturesque Hudson Valley. We encourage all prospective cadets to visit the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to experience the historic campus and get a feel for cadet life.

Ways to Visit West Point

Visitor Requirements

Visitor Control Center

Except for valid DoD ID card holders, all visitors must obtain a background check to receive a visitor pass and enter West Point.

The Visitor Control Center, where visitors passes are issued, is located just outside Thayer Gate on the lower level of the Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitor Center building: 2107 New South Post Road, West Point, NY.

Please look for the signs for entrance. Normal hours of operation are  6 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

For more information or for questions about visiting West Point, please email the Visitor Control Center or call (845) 938-0390. 

Pro Tip: Allot an extra hour to complete this screening process.

If you are visiting the West Point area, consider exploring the Hudson Valley & Orange County Tourism website  for places to go and things to do!

For questions or more information, call (845) 615-3860 or visit the Orange County website.

More ideas about things to do in the Hudson Valley:

Prospective parents also have questions and are invited to participate in the campus tour!

Parent-focused events include the following:

Daily and Overnight* Tours:

  • Participate in Admissions Information Brief
  • Q&A session with Deb Dalton of West Point Parent Communications
  • Parents' tour of the campus
  • Q&A session with an admissions officer

*If your child is attending an overnight tour, you are welcome to explore the Hudson Valley and its many attractions. Resources can be found in the previous section, Visiting the Hudson Valley.

Take a Virtual Tour

Before you come visit--or just to get an experience of West Point--all prospective cadets and parents are invited to explore the campus virtually.

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