General George Patton Museum

Location: Keyes Park near the main entrance to Fort Knox
Address: General George Patton Museum
Fayette Avenue
Fort Knox, KY 40121-0208
Phone: 502-624-3391
Email: knox.museum@conus.army.mil
Web: www.generalpatton.org
Cost: Free
Downloads: Patton Museum Brochure
(3.5 Mb PDF)

A Museum Transforming

The General George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership is undergoing a multi-year transformation from its former mission as a cavalry and armor museum to the Army's only museum dedicated to leadership. This is a significant undertaking that requires a lot of time and money. The staff is literally building a national museum from the ground up, and while it will continue to house important pieces of historic armored fighting vehicles, it will cover the history of army leadership since 1775. This is a complex task with much activity going on behind the scenes. Currently visitors are only seeing a fraction of the display space.

The new General George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership will offer 33,000 square feet of interactive exhibits that highlight six time periods in Army history. Artifacts will be displayed in their original historical environment among sights and sounds that replicate battlefield settings. The museum will go beyond simply showing artifacts and will offer a hands-on experience.

Highlights of the new museum include:

The collection of the General George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership now includes the Army fire truck damaged by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. This unique piece of American history formally entered the museum's collection on September 11, 2013. The Patton Museum Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit organization) is now raising funds to construct a permanent exhibit that honors all first responders and all levels of leadership that responded to the 9-11 attacks. According to Museum Curator, Nathan Jones, "Foam 161 will be displayed in its damaged condition in an exhibit that allows the visitor to enter a "Pentagon Office" and, while trying to escape the fire and damage, emerge 'outside' and sees the damaged Foam 161" as it was during the aftermath of the attack.

The Patton Museum Store by Red Hill Cutlery opened in 2014. It is located inside the museum and offers many one of a kind Patton and Kentucky souvenirs.

The last remaining WWII Barracks on Fort Knox was moved to the grounds of the museum in 2011 and is being restored to its original condition. To arrange a tour of the WWII Barracks call 502-624-3812.

Come join us in this experience as we build a new museum to inspire future generations!

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