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ALL GUESTS NEED TO MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE FOR A DAILY TOUR.  

THERE ARE NO TICKET SALES AT THE VISITOR CENTER. 

For general information regarding West Point, contact Public Affairs at 845-938-2638

History and Tradition Cemetery Tour

Quick Details

Adult Ages 12+
$22
Child Ages 3-11
$16
Infant Ages 2 and Under | Must sit on the lap of a Child or Adult
Free

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.

10:30AM Fridays and 11:00AM on Sundays in September

10:30AM Mon-Sat and 11:00AM on Sundays in October excluding Saturdays of home Army football games as noted on the calendar.

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.

While a rare occasion, this tour can be re-directed to a location other than the cemetery due to an unforeseen funeral or ceremony.​

WEATHER: This tour is offered year-round and goes during snow, rain, or shine.

There are no in person ticket sales. Reservations MUST be made online and preferably no less than 24 hours in advance. Same day online reservations are available however, they close 1 hour before tour start time or once sold out to allow for the West Point security background checks. Same day reservations may also be subject to an in person security check so allow 1-2 hours prior to your tour start time. Reservations are non-refundable and non-exchangeable unless a tour is canceled due to adverse weather and/or a decision by West Point.

 

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