Motorists use the Chaffee (main) Gate to enter Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Motorists use the Chaffee (main) Gate to enter Fort Knox, Kentucky. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

Effective Sept. 14, gate lanes at two of Fort Knox’s three entrance gates will be reduced by one lane Monday-Friday from 6:30-9 a.m. ET.

  • Chaffee (main) Gate entrance will change to three open lanes
  • Wilson Gate entrance will change to two open lanes
  • Brandenburg Gate entrance will maintain two open lanes

Additionally, the Fort Knox Visitor Center will be reduced to one service window during this same time. Those needing to obtain a visitor pass are encouraged to use the kiosk in the Visitor Center or the 5-day Fast Pass option which is completed online. Visit the “Gate Information” quick link on the Fort Knox homepage ( for additional details on obtaining a pass.

While increased wait times at the Visitor Center are not likely during this peak travel time onto Fort Knox, longer-than-normal lines are anticipated at the entrance gates. Wait times are not expected to be more than 10 minutes; however, those traveling to the installation during this timeframe should plan accordingly.

These changes are necessary to continue properly meeting physical security requirements with available security personnel.

Everyone’s patience and understanding are appreciated while earnest efforts continue toward hiring additional qualified personnel. Those who may be interested in becoming a Fort Knox Department of the Army security guard should visit the following announcement on (this particular announcement closes on Sept. 11):