If you are in the area, you must take a tour of West Point Academy. Unfortunately, the 2 hour tour books fast (you might want to make advance reservations) and they only run 2 per day. The one hour tours run about every half hour or so. You get access to the academy via a Visitors Center which, when we went, was understaffed considering the volume of tourists that arrived in the morning. Our tour guide was very good. There is much history to learn and shove into one hour. Luckily, although it had rained earlier in the morning, it had cleared in time for our tour, so we were thankful for that.
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