West Point Visitors Center

Visitors Center has re-opened with restrictions.
Please note, masks are required and there can be no more than 50 visitors in the Visitors Center at one time. There are currently no tours of West Point being offered.


The Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitors Center is now open.

​The new West Point Visitors Center opened Monday, December 4th, 2017.

The building is home to West Point Tours, the Visitors Control Center and the Army West Point Gift Shop.

The VCC is where visitors requiring access to West Point and not taking tours can go to get their Local Access Cards.

For more information about access to West Point

The Army West Point Gift Shop (845) 446-3085) hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The West Point Tours (845) 446-4724) hours are generally between 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, or whenever the hours of tour operation are for any given day. Go to www.westpointtours.com for more information. 

The Visitors Control Center hours are from 6 a.m. to noon Monday through Sunday.


Your first stop when visiting West Point!

The Visitors Center provides an excellent 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.

Outside tour groups should contact West Point Tours, Inc. Manifests must be provided for groups at least 48 hours in advance.

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 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.

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 individial, age 16 and older, must present their own form of identification. Anyone under the age of 16 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 subsequent 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.

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 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 5 p.m. Call (845) 938-2638 for information.


Email questions to: paovisiting@westpoint.edu

Hours for the Visitors Center are:
Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.