To mark the U.S. Army’s birthday June 14, Fort Knox is giving a gift to the community.
The U.S. 31W access gate to the General George S. Patton Museum of Leadership will be reopening, according to a statement from the post public affairs staff. Details about a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be forthcoming.
The access gate closed in 2014 over security concerns. A new fence encircling the museum property was constructed roughly two years later but the immediate highway access for tourists remained closed. Visitors had to pass through security checkpoints, navigate around post and through Keyes Park to the museum’s back side.
The 31W gate, which opens into a parking lot on the museum’s north side, will be the sole entrance going forward, the Fort Knox statement said. Visitors will no longer be able to access the museum from within the installation boundary.