Fall Tours Are Now Open:

Monday through Friday

Monday-Friday from September 6th until December 1st (excluding federal holidays)

Current applicants sign up via Candidate Portal

If you are not a current applicant, email us: here

Extended Availability for Daily Tours on Friday Oct. 6th! Sign up here.

Campus Tours

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

Daily Visit Schedule

0730: Visitors screening and pass processing

0700-0800: West Point Shuttle departs from Buffalo Soldier Field (the shuttle leaves on the hour and half hour)

0835: Visitors arrive to Building 606

0845-1000: Admissions Information Brief

0940: Candidates are paired with cadets and shadow them until 1230 (prospective students stay with parents)

1000-1040: Parents Brief and Q&A with Deb Dalton (when available)

1040-1230: Walking Campus Tour

1230-1330: Completion of visit and optional meeting with Admissions Officer for further Q&A

Current applicants sign up through your Candidate Portal!

To sign up for a Prospective Cadet Tour, email us.

Please review visitor requirements before scheduling.

Daily Tour

Weekdays Only During Academic Year

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This tour includes the admissions brief and the opportunity to spend the morning shadowing a cadet.

View the tour schedule.

To be eligible for a daily tour, you must have an open application.

To schedule a daily tour, log into your candidate portal.

Please review visitor requirements thoroughly before scheduling.

Overnight Tour

Weekdays Only During Academic Year

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. the following day

The overnight tour is only open to accepted candidates*

In addition to the admissions brief, prospective cadets shadow a cadet for 24 hours to truly experience West Point and have a one-on-one, personalized meeting with an admissions officer.

View the tour schedule.

*You must be a candidate who has been offered admission, has a letter of assurance (LOA), or has a letter of encouragement (LOE).

Please schedule an overnight  tour from your candidate portal.

Please review visitor requirements before scheduling.

Summer Leaders Experience

Looking for a more immersive experience? At the Summer Leaders Experience (SLE), you will explore West Point from all angles, including our high-tech educational facilities, team-building athletic activities, and realistic military training. 

Approximately 1100 students are selected to attend the week-long SLE program each summer. If you have any other questions, please email us at: admissions@westpoint.edu.

To apply for SLE, fill out the Candidate Questionnaire.

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.

Go to embedded virtual tour.

Visitor Requirements

Get to know the lingo!

Learn more about the West Point Experience.

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.

Day and Overnight Visit Schedule

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