West Point Military Academy
The West Point Military Academy was established in 1802 along the banks of the Hudson River less than 50 miles north of New York City. It has been educating, training and inspiring leaders of the United States for over 200 years. Its graduates include 2 American presidents, 4 Heads of State, 18 astronauts, 74 Medal of Honor recipients, 70 Rhodes Scholars, and 3 Heisman Trophy winners. This historic academy and area is a hidden gem nestled in the winding foothills of the Catskill Mountains. The Holiday Inn Express is located about 20 miles, or just about a half hour drive away from the West Point Military Academy. It is a very scenic drive through the Bear Mountain area and many of the academy's outdoor training facilities. If you are in this area you must make visiting this historic academy a Must Do.
West Point is not open for self-touring. Visitors may take a nominally priced guided tour of the Academy grounds departing from the West Point Visitors Center. Entrance is allowed for business, for visiting staff, faculty and cadets who live on West Point, and for public events such as concerts, sporting events, cadet reviews, and graduation. A valid photo ID is required for all adults 16 and over, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Please allow additional time to enter the post if coming for well-attended events such as football games, concerts or graduation.
If you are looking for more information or details about the West Point Military Academy please visit their website at www.usma.edu.