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General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier

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Address: 30 High Street, Thomaston, ME 04861
Phone Number: 207-354-8062
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History, architecture, and beauty in small town Maine

The General Henry Knox Museum is a great place to visit. Our family (kids from <1 year to 19 years) loves the grounds, the community activities including encampments and annual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mark Sara C
Thomaston, Maine
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Thomaston, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The General Henry Knox Museum is a great place to visit. Our family (kids from <1 year to 19 years) loves the grounds, the community activities including encampments and annual birthday celebration, and more. We recently attended a lecture about Alexander Hamilton. The lecturer allowed audience participation, which led to a spirited debate about motivations and facts previously unpublished about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

An excellent facility, loaded with history and plenty of artifacts from the life of Washington's Secretary of War, Henry Knox. Volunteers at the museum were knowledgeable, and friendly, place was immaculate, outside looked like it was recently painted. The view from the road day or night is spectacular. In Rockland, you need to see this attraction

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We have passed by this very large, white mansion on the hill several times while visiting the area. After seeing a special on television about George Washington, I learned that the man who lived in this town was a loyal officer to Washington during the entire war- Henry Knox. This time we made it a point to visit, and we... More 

Thank Ellie V
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was our last stop before returning home from our Maine vacation. Our tour guide was knowledgable and very friendly and willing to explain in detail each of the rooms etc that we were visiting. NOTE if you are not good with stairs this may not be a place for you.

Thank Diane W
Beverly, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We called to make sure the place was open. It was a clear day with a good view through the upper windows, and we had an excellent visit. The two tour guides were knowledgeable, engaged us in conversation and answered our questions. The furniture, restoration wallpaper, and architecture were authentic and interesting. For anyone interested in history, especially of the... More 

Thank Allegra S
Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were excited about the opportunity to see the General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier. The AAA guidebook stated the property was open Tuesday - Friday. But when we stopped by Tuesday morning, along with a couple of other cars, we all found it to be closed. We called to verify and were very disappointed to discover in 2015 they... More 

Thank chipperbg
rockport maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Montpelier The General Henry Knox Museum is a beaitiful home that tells the story of one of our countries greatest patriots, Henry Knox. General Knox was George Washington's Secretary of State and a major player in winning our American Revolution. The home was a gift for his wife Lucy Knox. The beautiful Oval Room, semi flying staircase and elegant woodwork... More 

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Thomaston, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Strangely, few people know that General Henry Knox was vital to the Revolution. He personally saved Boston by bringing down the guns of Ticonderoga mid-winter, organized the Crossing of the Delaware, and became chief strategist and close friend to Washington all the way through And including Yorktown. He retired to his home in Thomaston, leaving politics as Secretary of War,... More 

4 Thank Brian P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Knox Mansion/Montpelier sits upon a knoll in the small town of Thomaston overlooking the St. George River. BUT, this was not the location of the original building. Henry Knox had quite an estate at the bottom of Watts Street in Thomaston. The current museum is a replica of the original house. It does boast many authentic items and is... More 

Thank L S
Fairport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I like learning something new and this was new to me. Knew nothing about Henry Knox prior to this visit. The home is done with authentic period styling. The guide was very knowledgable.

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