What you don’t know about Henry Knox is a lot.

He was there. At Trenton.  Brandywine. Valley Forge. And Yorktown. Henry Knox was there. He was Chief of Artillery. He was the one who yelled: “Fire!” For eight and a half long bloody years, he was there. Right in the thick of it.

Knox earned the respect and life-long friendship of George Washington, was his right-hand man throughout the war, stood beside him crossing the Delaware, and served in his cabinet. He may not have signed the Declaration of Independence, but he sure as heck did risk his neck to make it possible.

Henry Knox was somebody, still is somebody, you should totally know.

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  • Boots on the Ground. SHOOT LIKE A GIRL

    SHOOT LIKE A GIRL: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front. Knox Museu...

    May 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Flag Day

    Happy Birthday US Army! Come help us celebrate Flag Day and the 241st birthday of the United States ...

    June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Opening Reception for Maine Women in the Military Exhibition

    Maine Military Women from the American Revolution to The Global War on Terror.  Opening reception, ...

    June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Muskets to Machine Guns: BOOM!

    Boom! For 3 days only, Knox Museum – in partnership with the Maine Military Historical Society...

    July 1 @ 12:00 pm - July 3 @ 4:00 pm
  • Maine Friends of Music

    Baroque and Beyond. Kick back on a lovely summer evening and enjoy the classical 18th-century strain...

    July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Revolutionary War Encampment

    Imagine life over 200 years ago. What was it like living in an encampment, far away from home, fight...

    July 29 @ 5:30 pm - July 31 @ 5:30 pm
  • George Washington: The First President

    Straight from George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Knox Museum is proud to present Carol Borchert...

    August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Hoecakes with George Washington

    Breakfast, that is; the President’s favorite. Come enjoy some historical “hoecakes”...

    August 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Taste of Thomaston

    ATTENTION FOODIES! Due to popular demand, Taste of Thomaston moves back outside to the big tent, res...

    August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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General Henry Knox - Standing By Cannon
General Henry Knox - Standing By Cannon

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