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History and Tradition Cemetery Tour

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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 and Old Cadet Chapel

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, William Westmoreland, and many more.

This tour requires moderate walking and visitors spend approximately 1 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 and take measures to protect themselves from the elements. While a rare occasion, being an active duty army post, tour times and access to venues within West Point are subject to change without notice.  This tour may also be redirected due to an unforeseen funeral or ceremony and either chapel may be closed to visitors for special events with no advance notice. 

All tours originate and end in the parking lot of the Fred V. Malek Visitors Center in Highland Falls, NY. GPS directions are included in your confirmation. 

There are no restroom stops on the tour and food is not permitted on the tour.

Please check the calendar for availability as this tour is seasonal and only offered on weekends in the spring and fall, most days in the summer. If your selected date shows no tour times it means this tour is not being offered, the tour has sold out, not being held due to a West Point special event, or it’s a Saturday of a home Army football game

​​RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. There are no in person ticket sales. Reservations MUST be made online. Same day online reservations are available however, a tour time will close once sold out or 1 hour before the start time to allow for the West Point security background checks. We recommend all guests plan to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your tour start time as we do not hold buses and do not reassign reservations for a missed tour. This additional time can be used to view the displays in the Visitors Center and Museum. We do not have wait-lists. Reservations are non-refundable and non-exchangeable unless a tour is canceled due to adverse weather and/or a decision by West Point. Guests who miss their reserved time will need to make a reservation for a new tour.  **All sales are final.**