The 121 cemeteries on post will once again from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Memorial Day be accessible to the families and friends of the more than 3,500 people interred at those sites.
Most of the cemeteries are tied to former family properties, rural churches and such towns as Stithton, Grahamton and Pitts Point.
Visitors must wear a cloth face covering when in on-post public facilities, to include the Fort Knox Visitor Center. They must also maintain a minimum of 6 feet of social distance from others when in and around the cemeteries.
Fort Knox Range Operations staff will be posted at checkpoints located around the installation perimeter to help those seeking directions to specific gravesites.
Those needing to locate checkpoints or information about a cemetery location may contact the Fort Knox Cultural Resources Office at 502-624-6581 or Range Operations at 502-624-2125.
Visitors going to cemeteries in the cantonment, or city area, will need a visitor pass. So, if they don’t already have one, they are encouraged to obtain a pass at the Visitor Center before May 25 to reduce the possibility of longer-than-normal wait times.
For the cemeteries located well outside of the cantonment area and that can only be accessed from checkpoints along the post’s boundary, there will not be a requirement for those visitors to obtain a pass. However, the checkpoints will still be manned by Directorate of Emergency Services personnel.
For more information on installation entry requirements, visit https://home.army.mil/knox/index.php/about/Garrison/directorate-emergency-services/physical-security-division/access-control-1.