Getting to the Conference

The conference will be located at the Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point,
674 Thayer Rd,
West Point, NY 10996

(845) 446-4731

Photos courtesy of the Thayer Hotel

The historic West Point hotel

Seated on a hilltop in Upstate West Point, NY, with commanding views of the Hudson River and the United States Military Academy, The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point has been a national treasure since opening in 1926. Visited by past U.S. Presidents, international leaders and celebrities alike, this hotel is like no other in the world. Come and discover a captivating blend of over 200 years of military history combined with a full array of modern comforts and amenities.



Short Line Bus Network (part of the Coach USA network) has buses that travel to the West Point Visitor Center leaving from Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City (located at 41st and 8th Ave in Manhattan).*

Approximate Bus Fare from New York City (Port Authority) to West Point Visitor Center*

  • Regular Adult: $16.40 one-way/$32.80 round-trip
  • Senior (62+ with photo ID): $8.20 one-way/$16.40 round-trip
  • Student (with valid school photo ID): $13.95 one-way/$27.90 round-trip

*Fares and schedules for Short Line are subject to change. Please visit their website for the most up to date fares and schedules:

Click here for the Newburgh-Poughkeepsie-New York City PDF Bus Schedule (West Point schedule included)


The closest train station is the Metro-North station in Garrison, NY, about a 15 minute drive.

1 Upper Station Road
Garrison, NY 10524

Uber is available from Garrison Station. Approximate rate is $20 one-way from the station to the Thayer Hotel.

Taxis are available at the Peekskill Station on the Metro-North Line. You may want to call ahead to schedule a pick-up:


The closest airport is Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY, about a 30 minute drive.

Uber is available from Beacon Station. Approximate rate is $30 one-way from the station to the Thayer Hotel.

Connect to Metro-North Railroad from Air

Metro-North’s Hudson Line offers direct link to New York City (Grand Central Terminal) via Beacon Station. Access from New York Stewart International Airport to Beacon Station is available through Leprechaun Lines Newburgh Beacon Shuttle.

The shuttle bus departs in front of the Terminal Building, operates Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:25 p.m. (last departing shuttle), costs $1 and must be paid to the driver in cash. During off-hours, taxi service is available to the station. 
Metro-North: 1-800-638-7646
Leprechaun Lines: 1-800-MAGIC-17 or 1-845-565-7900

What you need to know before you arrive

Enter the hotel at the Thayer Gate (PDF)You, and all occupants of your vehicle who are over 16 years of age, will be asked to furnish a valid photo identification such as; a current valid driver’s license or passport, or school ID (must be school-age). Acceptable forms of identification for adults over 18 include: driver’s licenses, a US passport, Department of Defense issued identification card, a permanent resident card/Alien Registration Receipt Card (1-551), a foreign passport with a temporary I-551 stamp or visa or an employment authorization document that contains a photograph (Form I-766).*

*Driver’s licenses from the American Samoa, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington State will have to use one of the other approved form of identification to enter West Point.

Valet parking is included in the facility fee for individual guests.  If you do not opt for valet service, but would like assistance with your luggage, please use the call box located at the parking lot entrance for golf cart assistance.  One of the valet will assist you and provide you a ride to the front door of the hotel.

Accessible Parking
There are limited accessible parking spaces located at the front of the hotel.  In the event that those are taken, our valet staff will assist you.

PO Box 4 Cooperstown, NY 13326


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