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General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier

PO Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Thomaston
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Every year on our trip to Maine, we would say "We need to visit Montpelier!" This year we finally did it. What an amazing museum. The home of Henry Knox has been lovingly restored with many period and family artifacts. Our tour guide was terrific and though I've been to many historical homes, there were artifacts I had never seen,... More

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Thomaston, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Henry Knox is sometimes forgotten in history. But his home is reproduced and shows the grand style that a lucky few enjoyed. The history of Thomaston and Henry Knox is a story worth a visit to this magnificent mansion on a hill.

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Boothbay, Maine
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We enjoyed this museum with our kids and found it a delightful surprise. Although a reproduction, it is a charming home and story as related by the docent. In fact I have been at Monticello a couple of times and enjoyed this spot more as it wasn't built into a regal place by slaves. Further Knox had better and more... More

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Lincolnville, Maine
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97 reviews 97 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The hour at Gen. Henry Knox's house, Montpelier, was very well spent indeed. Not only did we get a look at how a well-to-do American family lived on the edge of the wilderness of Maine at the end of the eighteenth century but, by learning the story of Henry Knox, we gained a good understanding of how the Revolutionary War... More

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Pleasant Hill, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this historic home. The docents were extraordinarily informative. Loved being in the "round" room trying to figure out where the perfectly curved and matched-to- the-wall doors were. You will be glad you tookthe time to stop by!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was the perfect outing for a rainy day. Our first guide, a gentleman of 90 years young, was perfectly attired in period costume and knew so much about the General and his home, one could listen to him talk all day. The subsequently guide, a pleasant woman, picked up where the first guide left off and offered again further... More

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We visited last year. The guide we had was great, he knew pretty much everything there was to know. The tour is cool~ I love history and I love to see actual items from those periods- The museum has done a great job of keeping things in place and properly taken care of and displayed. They do have a small... More

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Thorndike, ME
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Arrived at this site right before Christmas a few years ago. Enjoyed the many historic facts given by the guide. Always enjoy the history behind the homes and people who lived there. The receipt of lands by former officers happened all across our country.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

On the way to Rockland or Camden and interested in history? This is a great stop.Henry Knox is a largely unknown but very important revolutionary war figure.the house is a replica built in the 1920s so it's not entirely authentic but the 45 minute tour gives good information on Knox, the war and his life in Maine.our six year old... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

While any where near midcoast Maine and/or you are an early American history buff or just value seeing beautiful 18th century antiques, take a drive to Thomaston and go to the east peek of "Crick Hill" to experience all of these interests under one roof! No matter where I end up, I am always telling the story of Henry, Lucy,... More

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