The cemetery is within the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY About 1 1/2 hours drive from NYC.
Located at the United States Military Academy, the cemetery provides a serene locale for the thousands of visitors who walk the grounds each year. Prior to its designation as a military cemetery in 1817, the grounds were used by local residents for burials, and the graves of Soldiers from as far back as the Revolutionary War can be found here. The interred include distinguished Soldiers, Medal of Honor recipients, astronauts, athletes, and family members. VISITORS are welcome seven days a week, year-round, from sunrise to sunset. Parking is available at the cemetery. The West Point Cemetery holds within its gates memorials to some of America’s most storied military leaders and historic figures including General Norman Schwarzkopf, Major General Daniel Butterfield, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer, and Margaret Corbin along with other notable heros, astronauts, and 18 Medal of Honor recipients. The Old Cadet Chapel stood across from the clock tower at Bartlett Hall until 1910, when instead of demolition, it was moved to the cemetery at the request of the cadets who wished to save it for posterity.