General George Patton Museum of Leadership

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The General George Patton Museum of Leadership is a museum in Fort Knox, Kentucky, dedicated to the memory of General George S. Patton, Jr., and his role as a leader from World War I to the present day. The museum is administered by the U.S. Army Cadet Command, Fort Knox and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.


The present building was originally constructed between 1972 and 1992 for the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor without cost to the U.S. Government by the Cavalry-Armor Foundation, now called the Patton Museum Foundation.[citation needed]

As of September 7, 2010, the building houses the newly established "General George Patton Museum of Leadership".[citation needed]


The museum includes a number of Patton's personal effects, dating from his childhood until the end of World War II, including his office van and touring car.[citation needed]

The gift store sells two sizes of miniature replicas of gold bars from the nearby gold depository.[citation needed]

The museum, as the Patton Museum, had many tank exhibits, but these accompanied the move of the Armor school to Fort Benning and are now located at the National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Georgia.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 37°53′47″N 85°58′27″W / 37.8965°N 85.9742°W / 37.8965; -85.9742