We drove to Fort Knox, KY, primarily to visit the General Patton museum. We had also been very curious about what a self-sufficient military town looks like. And Jacob and James wanted to see the tanks. On the way there, they clamored, “Go see tanks, go see tanks!”
It would have been worthwhile to drive there just to see the superbly secured building where the entire U.S. gold reserve is housed and protected.
After driving around to check out the roads, facilities and houses in Fort Knox, we pulled up to our destination, the Patton Museum. Tanks and big guns adorn the museum ground. We walked past an Armory Memorial on the way to the museum entrance.
The museum has evolved over time to focus on military leadership as exemplified by General Patton. The exhibits comprise of General Patton’s military career history, his pearls of leadership wisdom, his achievements and memorabilia, his staff car, his beloved truck, a tank and a tank destroyer.
General Patton’s Dashing Staff Car and Beloved Truck
General Patton’s Numerous Memorabilia
“An Officer and A Gentleman”
We had a good visit to Fort Knox. We even got to see new recruits in a training session. We were so hungry afterwards!