Changes coming to 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe

FORT OGLETHORPE, Georgia (WDEF) – Fort Oglethorpe officials announce a new role for the 6th Cavalry Museum, but the plan is still TBD.

The Museum was created in 1981 to preserve the story of the Cavalry unit stationed at the old Post next to the Chickamauga Battlefield entrance from 1919-1942.

But the role is about to change.

Three local organizations will work together to create a new welcome center for the Fort Olgethorpe Historic District, which will involve the museum.

“With the recent transitioning and restructuring of the 6th Cavalry Museum and with the release of the strategic plan for the development of the Fort Oglethorpe Historic District, a need to create a welcome center that also tells the stories of our area’s rich history has been identified. The goal of this partnership will be to create an entity that does just that in a collaborative and creative way.”

In the short term, that means tours will be restricted to just Fridays and for private bookings.

The staff will use the rest of the time to inventory their holdings for whatever the next step brings.

A new tourism board is being formed to decide just exactly what that will be.

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