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Address: 30 High St, Thomaston, ME 04861-3437
Phone Number: +1 207-354-8062
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This is rebuilt home of Henry Knox first US Secretary of War. They have obtained many original articles belonging to Henry Knox. They tell his story very well. More families and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 24, 2016
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Lincoln, California
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Loretto, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Limited hours so plan ahead. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the home and the history of the family and area of the time. Interesting visit. Plan about an hour.

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This is rebuilt home of Henry Knox first US Secretary of War. They have obtained many original articles belonging to Henry Knox. They tell his story very well. More families and history buffs should visit. House is quite lovely restored. Original wallpapers. Henry Knox lived in Montpelier with large family.

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Winslow, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We noticed the mansion as we were heading to the lighthouse. We stopped in on our way back by. They weren't open. But we walked around and took pictures. It's a beautiful mansion. Need to head back when they are open.

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Bath, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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