The Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitors Center

Your First Stop When Visiting West Point!

​The Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitors Center provides an excellent starting point for all visitors to the U.S. Military Academy.  It is home to  West Point Tours , the Visitors Control Center, Army West Point Gift Shop, and next door to the  West Point Museum .  This is where visitors requiring access to West Point and not taking a guided tour can go to get their Local Access Cards.

The original Visitors Center was officially opened May 1, 1952, in the field artillery sheds at the south end of post -- a site now occupied by the provost marshal’s office. The subsequent Visitors Center, which opened September 1, 1989, on the site of the former Ladycliff College Library continues to attract, educate and inform the public about the Academy.

Videos on cadet life and West Point history are shown continuously throughout the day.

Exhibits include a full-scale cadet barracks room, a cadet uniform room, cadet daily life, academic fields of endeavor and the admissions process. The Visitors Center also has public rest rooms.

We are accessible to those with special needs.

Call (845) 938-2638 for information.
Email questions to:  paopaovisiting@westpoint.edu

Hours for the Visitors Center are:

Daily: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

The Visitor Control Center hours are from 6 AM to 10 PM Monday through Sunday, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day and Army football home game days.  The Army West Point Gift Shop ((845) 446-3085) hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitors Center class