General George Patton Museum Fort Knox
Where is it at?
General George Patton Museum
4554 Fayette Ave,
Tel: (502) 624-3812
Where are we going today?
Attennnnnnntion! And march....
Formerlly the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, the now General George Patton Museum wonderfully preserves historical materials of Patton himself, as well as other artefacts and displays from the U.S Army.
The museum has some great exhibits. Personal artefacts from General Patton - held in the Patton Gallery - are beautifully displayed to showcase his accomplishments from his time in the United States Tank Corps in 1917, right through to his time in WWII. It is a fitting tribute to a man so important in US history, and continues his legacy proudly.
The museum is very kid friendly, so great for all ages. They will be surrounded by history and is a great way to learn outside of the classroom. They also have outside exhibits and a playground so kids can run between both in the fresh air.
Most recently they have added a Fire Truck that was damanged during the Pentago attack on September 11, 2001.
So step back into history with this collection of artifacts and memoribilia -and try to imagine the past as you walk round. How would they have lived? How might you have liked to live as they did?
When can we go?
Closed Monday and Sundays. 10am - 4:30pm Tues - Fri / 10am - 5:30pm Saturdays
Closed January 1st Easter Sunday Thanksgiving Day December 23rd - January 2nd, 2013
The museum offer a range of field trip options for teachers interested in bringing students to learn about General Patton and the war. Additional research materials and lesson plans are available online. Field trips are free but they do ask for a donation. .
You must be hungry after that day of army training! There is a small gift shop which sells snacks and drinks, but just remember you can't take any of it into the museum itself - as they need to ensure all the artefacts stay well protected! There is a lovely picnic area outside the museum which are you more than welcome to use instead. .
Any Top Tips?
Best allow around 1.5 hours to fully enjoy everything the museum has to offer. .
Need a little extra help?
The museum is completely wheelchair accessible so can be enjoyed by all. .
What people are saying?
by David Calhoun
There used to be so much more here, now there is next to nothing. There is one room with Patron's stuff and that is it. There used to be a lot of stuff and different displays now they are all gone. Don't waste your time here until it is re-modelled in 2012 or 2013 when they has something worth seeing.
by Mark Schierbecker
I think this may be one of the best tank museums in the country.
by Ben Stivers
Was very nice when we were there.
by A Google User
I remember going there on field trips when I was in school and thought I would check it out today seeing its been sometime since my last visit. What a BIG let down, there is next to nothing inside. We asked the guard at the front desk where everything was and he said it was moved to Georgia. How can you move almost everything in a museum that has been there forever and not replace it with anything.
by Chris Fletcher