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Located on Gold Vault Road, approximately 30 miles southwest of Louisville, this depository holds a large portion of the U.S. gold reserve. The two-story 100-foot-square, circa 1936 treasure house is bombproof; its walls and roof are faced with huge granite blocks lined with concrete and steel. The building contains a two-level steel and concrete vault, which is divided into compartments and sealed with a door weighing over 20 tons; the vault must be opened by several staff members, each of whom has a separate portion of the combination. At different times the vault has also held the British Crown Jewels, the Magna Carta, the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence.

Outside, four guard boxes are located at each corner of the structure, which is surrounded by steel fencing, and sentry boxes are located at the entrance gate. The depository site, formerly part of the Fort Knox military reservation, is closed to the public.

Location: Fort Knox Kentucky 40121

Other History nearby:
(Hodgenville) Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
(Bardstown) Bardstown Historical Museum
(Elizabethtown) Brown-Pusey Community House
(Louisville) Cave Hill Cemetery
(Louisville) Col. Harland Sanders Museum
(Corydon) Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

05/14 Coming to The Fort Knox area
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
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.
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.
CincItalia the Cincinnati Italian Festival Cincinnati OH May17-19 Come early and be dazzled by CincItalia's Italian Auto Show and enriched by our traditional Italian Statue Procession.