The General George S. Patton Memorial Museum

“If you can work successfully here, in this country, it will be no difficulty at all to kill the assorted sons of bitches you meet in any other country.”

 -General George S. Patton


Regardless of your views of the eccentric general, if you’re a fan of recent military history, especially the tank corps, the General George S. Patton Memorial Museum in Chiriaco Summit is going to be your cup of tea.

The museum is located on the site of Camp Young, part of the Desert Training Center, California-Arizona Maneuver Area (DTC-CAMA) founded in 1942 to prepare American troops for combat in Northern Africa. At the time, it was the world’s largest army post.

Chiriaco Summit is off the 10 freeway, close to the back entrance of Joshua Tree.


General George S. Patton Memorial Museum
Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201
Open daily 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

















~ by ravenjake on April 11, 2008.

One Response to “The General George S. Patton Memorial Museum”

  1. I like the Patton quote.  Thanks for the info, and the map.  Maybe someday I will get there!

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