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General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier

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Address: 30 High St, Thomaston, ME 04861-3437
Phone Number: 207-354-8062
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Excellent tour by curator

The historian who manages this museum gave our tour and it made our visit really enjoyable. Usually we just walk through a museum reading the information provided. This museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
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Buffalo, New York
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Bath, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My docent was great, Marlene was very knowledgeable about the home, the family, and the period. It was a nice way to spend 45 minutes with my wife. The home is air conditioned. lots of stairs to climb so not so easy for the handicapped or those having trouble with stairs.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The historian who manages this museum gave our tour and it made our visit really enjoyable. Usually we just walk through a museum reading the information provided. This museum doesn't do that. The curator/historian takes you from room to room and tells you stories of Henry and his service to the Country (which is more than most people understand) and... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

It certainly has changed over the years, great renovation and lots to see that a history buff would enjoy! At this moment the traveling Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Wall is on exhibit there. It will be until sometime in August. Pleasant staff!

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Thomaston, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Reproduction of the mansion that George Washington's chief of artillery and the nation's first Secretary of War built. Originally located on the waterfront, then rebuilt at the current location, wonderfully detailed and authentic. Lovely grounds and interior furnishings with knowledgeable and devoted docents. Check out the small but well stocked gift shop. Unique corner of Maine's contribution to American independence.... More 

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Cumberland Center, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We got to tour with Tobin and she had tons of historical facts about both the building and the history (and of course: General Knox & Lucy Knox). wonderful antiques and explanation of his many accomplishments. Huge 5 day event this Memorial Day (2016)-Vietnam Veteran's moving wall. Since Knox really started the Army and Navy-it's a great tribute to all... More 

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Thomaston, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

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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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 

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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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.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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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 

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