Step back in time to the era of the horse trooper and visit the 6th Cavalry Museum!
The 6th Cavalry Museum preserves the rich military history of the Fighting Sixth Cavalry, stationed at The Post at Fort Oglethorpe 1919 - 1942. The story of the 6th Cavalry is illustrious, beginning in 1861 as a U.S. Cavalry Regiment to present day. Located on the Post’s original parade ground/polo field, the area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, surrounded by officer’s homes and other Post buildings. Visited by presidents, military heroes, and celebrities, the museum houses artifacts, uniforms, weapons, accouterments, photos, and vehicles.
Located on Barnhardt Circle one block north of Chickamauga National Battlefield, the 6th Cavalry Museum was founded in 1981 by members of the 6th U.S. Cavalry Veterans Association. The Museum is located on the Army Post’s parade field surrounded by sixteen original officer’s homes, band barrack, guardhouse and bandstand which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
The museum opened in 1981 through the volunteer efforts of the local WWII 6th Cavalrymen, their families and interested residents.
The museum is promoted and publicized as a tourist attraction and conducts group tours, school programs and living history days. The museum also serves as the community center for the city managing outdoor festivals on the parade field, Vintage Base Ball matches and concerts.
Check out the Fort Oglethorpe tourism video here.