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Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor

Fort Knox, KY
+1 502-624-3812
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A must see!

Not a huge museum but you'll end up spending almost 2 hours here. Staff at front door is friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
S tribute to General Patton.

First, it's s little more complicated trying to get into Fort Knox than I remember(before 9/11). I... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Louisville, KY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a huge museum but you'll end up spending almost 2 hours here. Staff at front door is friendly and helpful. Free admission, but I would recommend a donation. It helps maintain the displays. Lots of General Patton memorbilia but apparently some items are in...More

Thank ndpete
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

First, it's s little more complicated trying to get into Fort Knox than I remember(before 9/11). I made the mistake of listening too closely to my GPS. Rule Number 1: stop at the visitor center first to get a pass. Show ID-but first take a...More

1  Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Real history resides here and both inside and out! The outside has some great tank/armored vehicle static displays as well as a WWII era barracks and multiple memorials to armored units in the Army's past. Inside you'll be treated to a very high-quality museum. It's...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The purpose of our trip was to show my wife the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor. With the closing of Fort Knox it has become the George S. Patton Museum. It does not have all the armor it used to as the Army has...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I have visited several times in the past but this is first time in probably 10 years. They took most of the tanks out for some reason. To me they were the highlight of the museum. Its still ok, mainly personal items of General Pattons.

2  Thank Travfromohio
Reviewed 5 March 2017

George Patton museum at Ft. Knox Kentucky. It took my wife and I pprox. 2 1/2 hrs. To go through. No charge to visit. Learned a lot about General Patton as well as many other military men and women. It covered things from the civil...More

3  Thank dondebpayne
Reviewed 20 February 2017

General Patton is one of my heroes. I did my Army basic training at Fort Knox in 1971 but never visited the Museum until February, 2017. Please-don't anyone else wait that long. The Museum is changing so it will be accessible without having to enter...More

3  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This museum was great. I really enjoyed how it was later out and had quotes everywhere. You got to see personal items and got to really get the feel of how General Patton viewed character and leadership! Wish I would've had my grandpa here he...More

Thank Nikki S
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Park is dedicated to US armored forces of the European Theater. On 36 cement circles are monument stones, with a center tall stone, surrounded up to 3 smaller stones. The circles are connected by a cement walkway. The stones represent armored divisions, supply &tank...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Free entry with donations. What a great visit just down the road. It has a ton of displays covering the Generals history. The whole family enjoyed it.

1  Thank Darren E
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Jenna M
I had heard there was a tank that was open so you could see the inner workings of the tank, is this true or has this tank also been moved to Fort Benning?
21 May 2017|
Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
I did not see this at The Patton Museum. A number tanks were no longer there as I remembered from years past. Now the concentration is on General Patton's life. A relative of mine who was in the armored division years ago... More
Is there a T29 prototype tank ? And of yes can you post t29 hull and turret armor please i want to know if t29 have 279mm mantlet amor And how much armor at lower hull plate ?
10 April 2017|
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Response from Johnny_Gault | Reviewed this property |
No T-29 at the Patton Museum now, or anywhere at Fort Knox. The two examples at Fort Knox (I believe there were two, not sure) were sent to Fort Benning, where they are in storage.
How long does it take to tour this museum roughly?
21 July 2016|
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Response from wcarter13 | Reviewed this property |
Can do it in about 1.5 to 2 hours as we did as we were on a time crunch.