6th Cavalry Museum
6 Barnhardt Circle
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Director: Chris McKeever
Phone: 706-861-2860
Web: 6thcavalrymuseum.com

Girls having tons of fun at 6th Cav
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Hours:

Tues-Sat: 9 AM - 4 PM
Closed Sun & Mon
Closed Wed-Sat week of Thanksgiving
Closed Dec 23-Jan 3

Admission:

Members: free
Adults: $3.00
Students: $2.00
Seniors: (62+): $2.00
Under five: free

The 6th Cavalry was formed in 1861 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia, was its permanent and thriving station from 1919 to 1942.

6th Cavalry Museum
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And now for a photo tour with a few helpful notes. The museum is organized in order of the 6th Cavalry's military service, beginning with the Civil War. What we're doing here is trying to give you a taste of all you can see, though not chronologically. Visit the museum to see and learn much more.

See displays of life as it was lived by soldiers of the 6th Cavalry over the years...

    

 

See uniforms and equipment of both the 6th Cavalry and some of the foreign soldiers with whom they engaged. 

 

The 6th Cavalry started out, in 1861, as a mounted force but eventually became mechanized. The Bantam, eventually called a Jeep, was tested by the 6th Cavalry in Ft. Oglethorpe.

The 6th Cavalry had its own newspaper...

You'll find scrapbooks throughout the museum, chockful of photos, clippings and more...

Ft. Oglethorpe as a World War I POW camp...

The museum houses plenty of maps, too...

 Photos, text, documents and more accompany displays...

The 6th U.S. Cavalry Association and the Museum stage special events throughout the year, including a reunion and a memorial service.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. You could spend hours looking and reading and learning at the 6th Cavalry Museum. When you visit, you'll very likely find on hand people like these two men (below), who will be happy to guide you through your experience. On the left is Ron Davis and on the right is Kyle Russell, president of Friends of the 6th Cavalry Museum.

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