Visiting West Point
Access to Post: West Point is open to the public between 9am and 5pm daily. Visitors may enter through Thayer or Stony Lonesome gates. (Washington Gate is normally restricted to those with DoD decals and Military ID cards. Washington Gate is physically closed between 10pm and 6am daily.) After 5pm, entrance is allowed for business, for visiting staff, faculty and cadets who live on West Point, and for public events such as concerts and sporting events. Visitors arriving outside the 9am - 5pm window must provide the security guard with a destination and purpose for their visit.
Visitors in vehicles without DoD decals must have a valid US government issued photo ID (state drivers license, US passport, government/military ID) for all adults 16 and over, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Foreign nationals require a US person to escort them in order to enter the installation. The recommendation is to sign up for a tour from West Point tours (see below).
Limits: Once on post you will have access to most areas except the cadet areas, barracks and the Mess Hall specifically.
Post Tours: The West Point Visitor Center runs guided bus tours of post. Tours are combined bus and walking tours with a guide that depart daily from the Visitors Center with the exception of: Graduation week, The Saturdays of Army home football games, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and any time at the discretion of Post security. The 1-hour tour makes stops at the Main Cadet Chapel, Trophy Point, Battle Monument and the Plain. You are off the bus walking approximately 30 minutes. They also offer two different 2-hour tours. Both will cover all the stops on the 1-hour tour along with additional points of interest. For more information, visit the West Point Tours webpage.
Post Map: PDF Document
West Point & West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG )
West Point Association of Graduates, USMA
698 Mills Road
West Point, NY 10996
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Using Your GPS:
Take the George Washington Bridge across the Hudson River. Take the Palisades Parkway north to the Bear Mountain rotary. Exit the rotary at Rt. 9W North. Follow Rt. 9W to the first West Point exit. Continue straight after exiting, and through Highland Falls To Thayer Gate. After going through Thayer Gate, go to the first stop sign and make a left up Mills road. WPAOG is two blocks up the hill on the right in the beautiful and impressive Herbert Hall.
Take the Mid-Hudson Bridge west to Rt. 9W South. Follow Rt. 9W South through Highland, Marlboro, Newburgh, New Windsor, and Cornwall, and over Storm King Mountain. Exit Rt. 9W at the second West Point exit (the second Rt. 218 exit, says“Highland Falls”; you’ll exit to the right, under an overpass). Follow the ramp over the overpass and take your first right, onto Mountain Ave.; follow until the stop sign at the end. Take a left onto Main Street, and follow to Thayer Gate. After going through Thayer Gate, go to the first stop sign and make a left up Mills Road. WPAOG is two blocks up the hill on the right in the beautiful and impressive Herbert Hall.
From New Jersey
Take Route 17 North to Rt. 6, and east to Rt. 293. Take Rt. 293 to Route 9W South. Take the first West Point exit (you’ll exit to the right, under an overpass; says, “Highland Falls, Rt. 218”). Follow the ramp over the overpass and take the first right, onto Mountain Ave.; follow until the stop sign at the end. Take a left onto Main Street, and follow to Thayer Gate. After going through Thayer Gate, go to the first stop sign and make a left up Mills Road. The WPAOG is two blocks up the hill on the right in the beautiful and impressive Herbert Hall.
Bus / Train Route
Take Olympia Trails to Grand Central Station, then MTA's Metro North’s Hudson Line up the East side of the Hudson to Garrison. There are various taxi numbers posted at the Garrison Train Station. Another option is the Shortline Bus which stops right in Highland Falls at the Visitors Center.
Driving Directions from Google
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The Graduate Gate pass will help facilitate your entry to West Point. IT IS NOT A PARKING PASS. PLEASE ADHERE TO POSTED PARKING RULES.