New Section of Fort Knox Now Open 

A section of the fort that’s been closed for years was officially opened Sunday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Cistern rooms had been cordoned off because of collapsing brick walls and vaulted ceilings.

But the Friends of Fort Knox have spent the past several months doing masonry work so it could once again be open for exploring.

The Cistern rooms include the only above ground water collection feature in the fort. There’s also a viewing platform now, so folks can check out the cistern for themselves.

Friends of the Fort Executive Director Leon Seymour says the work at the fort is far from over.

They’ll now continue doing masonry repairs to try and stabilize the bricks throughout the historic site.