Highway 41-A, Fort Campbell Kentucky 42223
This museum, now serving as the installation museum for all of Fort Campbell, opened in 1956 as the division museum for the 101st Airborne Division in memorial of the first general officer killed in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Displays include military uniforms, weapons, and photographs depicting the history of the U.S. Army and the Tennessee and Kentucky areas from the Civil War to the present; a calling-card bowl and walking stick that belonged to Adoph Hitler are among exhibit highlights. Restored aircraft and larger hardware are displayed at an outdoor park across from the museum.
The museum is currently subject to limited and restricted access. A new 18-acre Fort Campbell Museum Complex overlooking the recently developed Patriots' Park is planned which will offer direct public access from Highway 41-A, and include a 200-seat IMAX-style theater, art gallery, and increased display and storage space. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday; closed major holidays.
Other History nearby:
(Princeton) Adsmore Living History Museum
(Cadiz) Cadiz Log Cabin
(Kuttawa) Davis House
(Fort Campbell) Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum
(Nashville) Kitty Wells & Johnny Wright Country Jct.
(Nashville) Music Valley Wax Museum of the Stars
10/16 Coming to The Fort Campbell area
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival Mt. Juliet TN May11 Visitors will stroll from tent to tent sipping the rich heritage of Tennessee vines, savoring gourmet specialty foods, shopping for handcrafted items from local artisans, enjoying music, and attending wine & food experience seminars.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Stucky Music Festival Park City KY May17-18 It is a hard economic time and Stucky Musical Festival would like to remain a low cost event that gives both musicians and local companies a place to promote themselves, as well as sell their merchandise. Proceeds will go to growing this festival so that it can continue on and to a local charity that helps children have opportunity to participate in music and art.
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival Henderson KY June12-15 The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and 'Father of the Blues', William Christopher Handy.