Patton Museum WWII Barracks
Patton Museum WWII Barracks (Photo Credit: Jenn DeHaan, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday on Patton Museum grounds to commemorate the opening of its World War II barracks. The barracks, directly adjacent to the museum, will provide visitors with a look at what several hundred thousand Soldiers lived in from the WWII to Gulf War eras when at Fort Knox for training. The exhibit will also include a display that chronicles major events in Fort Knox’s 103-year history. The event will also feature food trucks, music, and guest speakers. The general public is invited to attend.

Those wishing to attend the ceremony and who do not have a military ID must obtain a Fort Knox visitor pass. Visit the Gate Information quick link at the Fort Knox website ( for information on how to obtain a visitor pass.

Directions to the World War II barracks and Patton Museum from the Chaffee (main) Gate:

1.      Once through the gate, continue on Bullion Boulevard for 0.7 mile

2.      Turn left onto W Chaffee Avenue and continue for 0.5 mile

3.      Turn right onto Ballard Avenue and continue for 200 feet

4.      Turn left onto Fayette Avenue and continue for 0.3 mile

5.      Parking will be ahead