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General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier

Address: PO Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
Phone Number: 207-354-8062
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Thomaston
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums

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Thomaston, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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 

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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 

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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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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

ten track a little, but worth a trip. Local docents are quite knowledgeable and provide intriguing insights to the past. Great rainy-day activity.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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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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14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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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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
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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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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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