Plan Your Visit
The museum open!
NEWSFLASH: The gate on 31W is now open! Visitors should now enter our parking lot from the 31W entrance.
We are happy to announce that as of April 1, 2021, the Museum is open again! We have instituted social distancing and safety policies to protect the health of our staff and our visitors. We ask that you wear a mask while inside the Museum and maintain social distance during your visit.
Thank you and we hope to see you soon!
The General Patton Museum is located in Fort Knox, KY, just off of Highway 31W. Visitors may enter our parking lot off of the gate just north of the Museum. Visitors do not need to enter through Fort Knox or obtain a visitor pass at the Chaffee Gate.
Address4554 Fayette Avenue
Fort Knox, Kentucky
Entering the museum
Getting to the Museum is easy! Simply come in the main gate off of Highway 31W aka Dixie Highway.When approaching on northbound 31W, the entrance is on your right next to our sign.
Do not enter Fort Knox through the Chaffee Gate. If you have visited in the past, and have used the Chaffee Gate to enter Fort Knox, this is no longer the way to access the Museum. Visitors no longer need to worry about securing a visitor pass to get onto Fort Knox so it’s never been easier to visit the Patton Museum! Simply pull into our parking lot and we will see you here!
9:00am – 4:30pm — Tuesday thru Saturday
Admission to the museum is always free and open to the public. If you’d like to contribute, donations can be dropped in our donation box in the lobby. You can also donate online by clicking here.
How long will a visit take?
Plan an hour to an hour-and-a-half for your visit.
What does it cost to visit the Museum and park?
Both the Museum and parking are free. The Museum welcomes donations which may be dropped in the donation box in the Museum’s lobby. Donations are important to developing and sustaining the Museum.
Where do I park?
We have ample parking in our lot next to the entrance off of 31w.
May I take photographs in the Museum?
Yes, you may take photographs in the Museum but you may not use a flash. Bright light from a flash harms the artifacts and is not permitted.
Can I eat in the museum?
There is no food allowed in the Museum. There is a picnic area directly behind the Museum for students and visitors to use. There is an inclement weather location for eating brown bag lunches for students only that can be provided within the Museum. This space must be reserved in advance.
Can students and visitors touch the objects in the Museum?
No, Museum objects may not be touched so they can be preserved for future visitors.
Can I visit the WWII Barracks?
Of course! The WWII Barracks Exhibit is open any time the Museum is open. This exhibit is free and you do not need special tickets or an appointment to tour the Barracks.
Can I have a guided tour of the Museum?
Not at this time. The Museum is designed to be self-guided.
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