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.

History[edit]

The museum was originally founded as the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armour in 1948. The present building, located in Fort Knox, Kentucky,[1] was originally constructed between 1972 and 1992 without cost to the U.S. Government by the Cavalry-Armor Foundation, now called the Patton Museum Foundation.[citation needed] The museum was later renamed the General George Patton Museum of Leadership. As of 2013, the museum was managed as part of the U.S. Army Accessions Command and welcomed 358,000 visitors a year.[1]

Exhibits[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Danilov, Victor J. (September 26, 2013). Famous Americans: A Directory of Museums, Historic Sites, and Memorials. Scarecrow Press. p. 150. ISBN 9780810891869.

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