Less than an hour north of New York City, West Point is home to the United States Military Academy, the West Point Museum and the West Point Golf Course. A trip to this historic defense hub provides ample opportunity to learn about the military history of America on a cadet-guided tour of the academy grounds. Travelers can learn about student life at the West Point Museum near the town’s Visitor Center, where regular film showings, a small museum and an expansive gift shop make for the perfect stop. The museum is also home to the oldest and largest collection of military memorabilia in the Western Hemisphere.
West Point is located in Orange County, 40 miles north of New York City on the western side of the Hudson River.