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West Point

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The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point or simply Army is a four-year United States service academy in West Point, New York. It was originally established as a fort, as it sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles north of New York City. It is the oldest of the five American service academies and educates cadets for commissioning into the United States Army. The academy was founded in 1802, one year after President Thomas Jefferson directed that plans be set in motion to establish it. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's Norman-style buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination, with a visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army. A ferrry service is operated by West Point Harborcraft to carry cadets and staff from West Point across the Hudson to the town of Garrison on the Eastern shore of the Hudson.

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U. S. Military Academy
US Military Academy
West Point, NY 10996