United States Military Academy Visitors Center, West Point

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A visit to United States Military Academy Visitors Center 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 Visitors Center 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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  • It’s important to note that the US Military Academy Visitors Center, the West Point Museum, and West Point Tours are three separate entities and are frequently conflated here on TripAdvisor (see my... 
    It’s important to note that the US Military Academy Visitors Center, the West Point Museum, and West Point Tours are three separate entities and are frequently conflated here on TripAdvisor (see my...  more »
  • Great place to learn about life at West Point. The timeline is informative and the views of the Hudson River valley are impressive. 
    Great place to learn about life at West Point. The timeline is informative and the views of the Hudson River valley are impressive.  more »
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  • Loved the Visitor's Center. I came after booking a bus tour. While waiting for the tour to start, I started walking through the visitor's center but only got a few rooms in and I had noticed 30 minutes had flown by. I returned later after the tour and finished the visitor's center, which took me about an hour to complete. The visitor's center has a ton of modern and interesting exhibits about West Point, its history and the academy's 4-year curriculum, which I found very interesting. I was thrilled to learn of what the cadets go through, from their first day through graduation. There are a few interactive exhibits including two movie rooms. I also found out that the visitor's center and neighboring museum are both completely free! You do not need to book any tour or obtain a pass to visit these buildings. Currently, masks are required in both buildings at all time. I highly recommend the visitor's center, museum and bus tour ($18 ish) to everyone of all ages.
  • West Point is classic. The real deal. So lucky to have a bright young senior who was accepted. Hope she makes the right call and chooses ARMY.

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