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 US Army Training and Doctrine Command. The museum is open to the public and admission is free.
The General George Patton Museum of Leadership seeks to inspire visitors to develop their own sense of good leadership, both professional and personal, strengthen the bonds of the Army, Fort Knox, and surrounding communities, foster interest in military history, and deepen the understanding of past choices and future possibilities. The museum accomplishes this mission by using military history as a vehicle to promote what a leader is and does, along with the Army Values, and to show the challenges and rewards that are inherent in building, training, and leading armies and other organizations.
History[edit | edit source]
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).
As of September 7, 2010, the building will house the newly established "General George Patton Museum of Leadership".
Exhibits[edit | edit source]
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.
The gift store sells mini replica gold bars (2 sizes) from the nearby gold depository.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Patton Monument (West Point)
- General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, Chiriaco Summit, California
- United States Army Ordnance Museum
- List of attractions and events in Louisville, Kentucky
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