The 6th Calvary Museum – Chattanooga Museums Series 1
Our first stop on the Museum Hop was the 6th Calvary Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. The Museum Hop was sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Railroad, as well as several other noted sponsors, such as EPB Fiber Optics and The Pulse. Our thanks to all of them for their contribution to this memorable event.
The 6th Calvary Museum is a destination for those who crave learning more about the history of our country. The museum is packed with plaques, banners, figures, weapons, and documents about the service of the “Fighting Sixth” Calvary.
The Calvary fought in many wars, including the Civil War, the Indian Wars, WWII, and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. There are still 6 squadrons stationed in various locations in the US.
The staff at the museum are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. One staff member told us how they “acquired” the tank that is now on display. She said someone left the tank in the middle of the parade ground. Volunteers were able to move the tank to the side of the museum where a shed was built to protect it. Alongside it is a Bantam Jeep.
Did you know that the Jeep did not originate from Willys Overland? It was designed and built by the American Bantam Car Company under the direction of Karl K. Probst. Learn more here.
Don’t miss the art exhibit by Jim Harris on the second floor. It is an interesting collection of the iconic buildings in Rossville, GA.
If you want to learn more about history or introduce your children to the story of our country, take an hour or so to visit this fine museum.
6th Calvary Museum Information:
Adults – $3
Students – $2
Seniors 62 and older – $2
Children under 5 – Free
Phone number –
Address – 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Hours – Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Closed Wednesday – Saturday the week of Thanksgiving.
Closed December 23 through January 3