Historic Barnhardt Circle
Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe was once home to the 6th Cavalry post. When completed in 1904, it was said to be the “Largest and Finest” Cavalry Post in the United States. It consisted of 74 buildings costing $2,000-$64,000.00 each to build, accommodated 50 commissioned officers, 1,200 enlisted men, and 1,500 horses. The Post grew substantially in 1916 when, by act of Congress, was enlarged to include a Brigade Post.
Today, 21 historic Captain’s Quarters built between 1900 and 1906 outline Barnhardt Circle. You can even experience the history first hand by walking the paved trail around the circle. Within the circle are several baseball fields, a large open field area, and the historic Band Stand. Many community events still take place at the Band Stand that was completed on September 22, 1905. It has a building measurement of hex 22′ x 22′, a square footage of 300 and the capacity to hold 28 men. It was lighted with electricity in 1920. This building was the center of many events during the post’s years of operation.
Labor Day at the Post
The City of Fort Oglethorpe is proud to announce the return of the community favorite event, Labor Day at the Post! Join us on September 4, 2023 for a day of fun, food, fellowship, vendors, music, cars, games, and more!
Recreation at the Post
The ballfields in the center of Barnhardt Circle are constantly bustling with activities and tournaments. Check out the LFO Recreation website for upcoming events and tournaments.