Plan Your Visit
The museum is temporarily closed
Due to COVID-19 concerns and associated staffing and safety issues, the Patton Museum will be closed until further notice. We are working diligently addressing these challenges and will provide updates regarding the reopening as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
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 must enter through Fort Knox.
Address4554 Fayette Avenue
Fort Knox, Kentucky
Entering forT knox
At the Chaffee Gate, all adults must present a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license. If your driver’s license is from the state of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico or Washington, please bring an additional form of ID. A list of acceptable forms of ID can be found here. Youth under the age of 18 are not required to show an ID. Foreign Nationals are not admitted to the Fort Knox Military Post.
Read more information about entering Fort Knox.
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?
After passing through security at Chaffee Gate follow signs to the Museum and parking.
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?
Our renovation of the barracks is not yet complete. The barracks is not open to visitors at this time.
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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