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Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor

Fort Knox, KY
+1 502-624-3812
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One of the best

This is one of the best military base museums in existence. The staff and people associated with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Military history

A great tribute to, not only General Patton, but to the US Military. Lots of Patton artifacts but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the best military base museums in existence. The staff and people associated with the museum are to be commended on the quality of the presentations. This is a must stop destination.

Thank Ebazinam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great tribute to, not only General Patton, but to the US Military. Lots of Patton artifacts but also there are lots of exhibits about the Gulf Wars. Make sure to check in at the visitors center to get your pass onto the base. Fairly...More

Thank donjuan909
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were many Patton items: uniforms, weapons, vehicles. His family background was interesting. I didn't know Patton was an Olympic competitor. It was a fascinating spot for a couple hours diversion.

Thank olstan2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Patton Museum is located on the base of Fort Knox. Yes that Fort Knox with all the gold. On the way in you get a quick glimpse of the gold depository so be ready with the camera. Park at the visitor center to the...More

2  Thank MTravi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds surrounding the Patton Museum are impressive with armor and artillery pieces on display. There's also a garden area dedicated to the various units under his command. The museum itself, which is free, is mainly dedicated to General Patton and his accomplishments. There were...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, stop at the visitors center. Take some pics of the bullion depository right across the street. You must get a visitors pass to go on base, so allow at least 30 minutes to grab a number and wait your turn. If you have a...More

1  Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

yes i go to the cavalry and armor for abby wagner beerman's 26th birthday that you have been excited.

Thank jamesbondlynch
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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

2  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
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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|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen an open tank there but there's been quite a lot of work there in the last year or so. There is still a lot to look at and plenty of static displays to see.
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?
20 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.