WEST POINT - The United States Military Academy

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Real Estate Agent with Key Properties of the Hudson Valley NYS DRE #40BO1055114

The United States Military Academy at West Point is located in the Hudson Valley, 50 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River. Only fifteen miles south of Newburgh on the Hudson River I can drive there in about 25 miinutes. I always enjoy taking the time to visit such an amazing part of the American History that is so close to home. Whenever we have guests visit, it seems that West Point is on the schedule of "must see" locations.  I get to play tourist when we have friends or family visit. There are quite a few great locations that the Hudson Valley has to share with tourists, and this one is popular.

West Point has been training our military leaders for over 200 years. founded in 1802 by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson the history attributed to West Point is enormous and attracts visitors to view and learn about the history of the United States.

West Point Military Academy New York

The campus is no longer open as it was when I first moved to Newburgh, but you can still visit with the tours given that start at the museum. I highly recommend an afternoon to stop by and tour. West Point Tours can be scheduled and leave from the museum. The USMA Band has concerts on the campus and the public is invited. Check out their schedule. The favorite is on July 4th. Bring a picnic and stay for the evening. Fireworks over the Hudson River and a great evening of entertainment by the Concert Band under the stars. A sensational event not to be misssed.

The West Point Military Academy is located on the Hudson River and boasts some beautiful views.

This photo was taken across the river in Garrison NY. 

WEST POINT - The United States Military Academy

published by: Janis Borgueta Key Properties of the Hudson Valley  in Newburgh NY. Her blog is about living, working and Real Estate in The Hudson Valley. Information here is a community service to the public.  Please subscribe to this blog. When you are looking to buy a new home, Search the MLS for New Homes in Newburgh NY. You can contact Janis at (845)-527-7115 or find her on Google+

Comments (6)

John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Janis -

One would have to live under a rock not to have heard about WEST POINT - The United States Military Academy.  I wasn't aware it has been around for 200 years. Sounds like a great place to explore and the band sounds like something we would really enjoy as well.

May 15, 2013 03:40 AM
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Janis  You get to play tourist and tour guide!  That is how I sell real estate, I'm just a tour guide until they start jumping up and down saying "I want it, I want it!"  Enjoy your day!

May 15, 2013 03:41 AM
Scott Larson
BHHS/Utah Properties - Park City, UT
Park City, Utah Real Estate News

I would love to go there sometime Janis, I have been to Annapolis.  A good friend of mine just left an upper level position there to move back to Salt Lake City.  Wonderful history there,

May 15, 2013 05:09 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Janis:  Beautiful beautiful post.  Visiting these military schools is a moving experience.  We've had the good fortune to visit a few on family vacations, including this one.  Our youngest son chose to attend a military school (VMI) and we couldn't be prouder.  It's one amazing experience and the schooling goes beyond the classroom.  Thanks for including this in your AR post ...

Gene

May 15, 2013 09:02 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Janis. I have always held a West Point Graduate in the Highest Regards. There is a lot of history from West Point, and I would love to be able to take a tour myself.

BTW, I just loved what you have done with your signature block. I see you have added the feed burner for the email subscription too. I may have to use yours as a model to redo my signature block.

May 15, 2013 10:09 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Janis, it is a great visit and I did it years ago...great local blog on an important educational and military institution in our country.

May 16, 2013 08:58 PM