Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Hudson River and the Hudson Highlands as you walk the roads of history beginning with West Point in 1778.
History and Tradition Cemetery Tour
- Adult Ages 12+
- Child Ages 3-11
- Infant Ages 2 and Under | Must sit on the lap of a Child or Adult
Join us for a Tour of the United States Military Academy including the West Point Cemetery
Our two-hour tour includes all the sites you see on the one hour and 15-minute tour. The additional time includes a tour of the West Point Cemetery and Old Cadet Chapel, built in 1837.
This tour delves into the lives and contributions of some of the US Military’s and West Point’s most notable figures laid to rest on this hallowed ground. Learn more about George Custer, Ed White II, George Goethals, David “Mickey” Marcus, Norman Schwarzkopf, Sylvanus Thayer, and many more.
This tour requires moderate walking and visitors spend approximately one hour and 20 minutes off the bus at the various stops, most of which are outdoors. Some pathways may be unpaved and the ground uneven. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. We encourage guests to bring water, sunscreen or an umbrella.
This tour is seasonal and goes in rain or shine. It is offered weekends only from April to May and daily from Memorial Day to October. In November, it is offered weekends only as well as Veterans Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving. While a rare occasion, this tour can be re-directed to a location other than the cemetery due to an unforeseen funeral or ceremony.
Reservations are non-refundable, however, in the event a tour is canceled due to a decision by West Point, reservations are rescheduled or refunded.
Not offered as a Daily Tour option December-March.
April – Memorial Day Weekends only
Memorial Day-October and June Weekdays
June weekends and daily July-October
10:45 and 2:30
November Weekends, Veteran’s Day, and Friday after Thanksgiving
Reservations close at noon the day before and noon on Friday for Sunday tours. All remaining seats are sold first-come, first-served at the Visitor Center on the day of the tour.
US Military Security requires everyone 17 years old and above to bring original, valid, government issued photo ID (such as a US Driver’s License, permit, or passport) for admittance to the Academy grounds. Foreign Nationals regardless of age must bring their original passports with visa if applicable.