Old National Infantry Museum to close

Fort Benning's National Infantry Museum, not the new one under construction but the old one on Baltzell Avenue, is closing its doors to the public Friday at 4:30 p.m.

The museum is closing to begin the transition to its new location off South Lumpkin Road. It is expected to open in March.

Built in 1925, the current museum was originally the post's hospital complex. It became the museum on July 1, 1977, with Gen. Omar N. Bradley officiating at the ribbon-cutting.