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General Henry Knox Museum

Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museum
Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museumwww.knoxmuseum.org

General Henry Knox Museum
PO Box 326
Thomaston, ME 04861
207.354.8062

The General Henry Knox Museum is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the memory of Major General Henry Knox, chief of artillery during the American Revolution and George Washington’s first Secretary of War. Housed primarily in Montpelier, an elegant reconstruction of the nineteen room mansion Knox built as a retirement home in Thomaston, the museum offers guided tours, programs, and classroom materials that educate about Knox and his life and times. Each summer the museum offers a two-week summer teacher institute free of charge to history educators, encouraged and advised by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, a frequent presenter.

Summer teacher institute on the historic schooner Bowdoin
Summer teacher institute on the historic schooner Bowdoin

Montpelier is open for guided tours Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day
Tuesday through Saturday
Continuous tours from 10am – 3:30pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Group tours are also available by appointment in April, May, October and November

The General Henry Knox Museum is located at the corner of Routes 1 and 131 S in Thomaston, Maine.