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Visitation Blackout Dates: 20-26 May 2019, 27 June-2 July 2019

Welcome to West Point!

 There is no better way to experience what makes West Point special than to see it for yourself. We invite you to schedule an admissions visit to learn more about the process for admittance to the United States Military Academy, to feel the energy of the Corps of Cadets, and to immerse yourself in the unfolding history of this national landmark. Before you make your plans, please read the additional information below to make sure you have the absolute best experience possible during your time here at West Point.


For a guided visit, please make an appointment by calling 845-938-5760/5759.  

Notice to Applicants and Families

We respectfully request that no visits occur during
Graduation Week,  20-26 May 2019 and the week preceding
Reception Day (R-Day), 27 June - 2 July 2019.
Because of these major events, Cadets, Faculty, and Staff are unavailable to conduct proper visits. Thank you for your understanding. 


All visitors without a Department of Defense Identification Card must report to the Visitor Control Center to obtain a visitor pass to enter West Point as it is an active military garrison. After completing a background check, you will be issued a West Point Local Area Credential that authorizes you to enter the installation through the Thayer Gate. Due to heavy volume, this process can take up to an hour. We strongly recommend accounting for this time when planning your visit. You may also be subject to a voluntary vehicle inspection at the gate which will increase your time in accessing the garrison. The Visitor Control Center is located approximately 1/4 mile outside the Thayer Gate at 2107 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY. The hours of operation are 6:00am to 4:30pm daily. You will not be able to attend an Admissions briefing and tour without these credentials. We recommend calling ahead to the Visitor Control Center, (845) 938-0390 or (845) 938-0392, to ensure you have the most up to date information on accessing West Point.

We offer daily tours generally Monday through Friday with the exceptions of Federal holidays, cadet study days, and modified schedule days. From mid-September through November, and from mid-January through April, we offer visits on the academic year schedule. Academic year visits start at 7:45 a.m. and include cadet briefings and escorts for candidates. Academic year visits are by appointment only and may be scheduled through our online appointment system by following the prompts below. The exact availability for each day is clearly marked in the scheduling system and a confirmation email is sent with the schedule of events. All other times of the year, we offer a 10:00 a.m. briefing and walking tour on a walk-in basis with an admissions officer Monday through Friday, with the exception of Federal holidays.
We also offer overnight tours, by invitation only, to select candidates in their senior year of high school.
You may also call (845) 938-5760/5759 for help if you are unable to navigate the website prompts. We are happy to assist you. 
We hope to see you soon.
On your GPS or Phone:  City - West Point. 1 Thayer Road takes you to the Thayer Gate.  Admissions is located down the road about 1 mile. 
  • Just 45 minutes north of New York City.
  • West Point sits high on a hill overlooking the Hudson River.
  • Spectacular views are just part of the natural and architectural beauty that is West Point.
  • In your GPS, type in: 1 Thayer Road, West Point, NY.  This address takes you to the Thayer Gate. We are 606 Thayer Road.  Please bring identification to gain access on post. 
Visit Opportunities for Prospective Students

Click “Continue” below only if you are scheduling a daily/overnight visit between mid-September and 30 April during the academic year:

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