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    Montpelier is open for tours from May 30 through September 2, 2017: on Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursday, & Fridays, from 10 am – 4 pm; and on Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm. LAST TOUR DEPARTS ONE HALF HOUR PRIOR TO CLOSING.

    AND, with reduced hours from September 8 to October 7 on Fridays from 10 am – 4 pm; and on Saturdays from 10 – 1 pm (Please check tour schedule below for up to date hours).

    RESERVATIONS ARE NOT NECESSARY UNLESS YOU HAVE 10 OR MORE IN YOUR GROUP. If you need to schedule a group reservation, or you just want to be extra sure about anything to do with Montpelier, tours, the collections, or education, please call Collections Manager Matthew J. Hansbury at (207) 354-0885.

    Tours last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, start when visitors arrive, and newcomers are either added to an ongoing tour, or asked to wait 10 minutes or so exploring The Carriage Shop until the next tour begins.

    Due to the historic nature of the building, Montpelier is not handicap-accessible, and one need navigate two staircases to view the Museum.

    MONTPELIER IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS, and also on June 24, August 10, and September 30 for special events. Please check back for any additional change in hours.

    2017 Tour Hours

    5 Days a week (Closed on Sundays)

    May 27 – September 2:
    10 – 4 Wed./Thurs./Fri., and 10 – 1 Sat.

    September 8 – October 7:
    10 – 4 on Fri. & 10 – 1 on Sat.

    Office Hours


    9am to 5 pm

    Montpelier Admission

    Adults – $10
    Seniors & AAA – $8
    Children ages 5 through 13 – $4
    Under 5 – Free
    Family – $20
    Military ID – Free
    Groups of 10 or more – $8

    Contact Us for Museum Group & School Tour Bookings

    Getting Here

    30 High Street Thomaston, Maine 04861
    T: +1 (207) 354 8062

    Find Out About Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

    What’s Nearby

    Knox Museum is located on the Midcoast of Maine, a beautiful coastal experience with a myriad of activities, restaurants and shopping to be enjoyed. To see more of what the Midcoast has to offer, feel free to browse the following sites:


    NYT’s 36 Hours in Mid-Coast Maine, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/travel/36-hours-in-midcoast-maine.html?_r=0

    Nearby Museums:

    Farnsworth Art Museum, www.farnsworthmuseum.org – Located in Rockland just a short trip from Knox Museum, the offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists, including Jamie Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth.

    Owls Head Transportation Museum, www.ohtm.org – Owls Head Transportation Museum, just outside Rockland, exhibits a large collection of pioneer-era aircraft, antique automobiles, engines, bicycles, carriages and motorcycles.

    The Maine Lighthouse Museum, www.mainelighthousemuseum.org Located a few miles from Knox Museum, The Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland is home to the largest collection of Fresnel lighthouse lenses and the most important landmark collection of lighthouse artifacts and Coast Guard memorabilia. The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is located in the same building.

    Other Points of Interest:

    Thomaston Historical Society, www.thomastonhistoricalsociety.com – The sight of the original Montpelier, at the foot of Knox Street.

    Marshall Point Light House, www.marshallpoint.org – One of the most photographed sites on the New England coast, home of Molly and Nellie – the lighthouse dogs – and a stop on Forrest Gump’s cross-country run, there is a lot to see and do at the Marshall Point Lighthouse. Bring your picnic basket, and enjoy the jaw-dropping water view!

    Monhegan Boat Line, http://monheganboat.com/Hop the mail boat from Port Clyde, 15 miles down the Saint George Peninsula from Montpelier, and enjoy a leisurely ride across open water to the little island that time forgot, Monhegan. Once there, explore the idyllic little fishing village’s shops and galleries, take in the vistas that have inspired generations of artists, and sample breathtaking views from 17 miles of hiking trails, complete with magical “fairy houses” tucked beneath the trees. 

    Some Great Restaurants:

    ingoodcompanymaine.com – In Good Company is located at 415 Main Street in Rockland, Maine, and is open 7 days a week, 4:30 pm to close, and is wheelchair accessible. Intimate bistro setting with excellent food. (207) 593-9110.

    www.primorestaurant.com – Chef Melissa Kelly, James Beard – Winner 2013, Best Chef | Northeast. Outstanding farm-to-table Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, served in a comfortably elegant setting. Truly, a destination.

    www.cafemiranda.com – Award-winning Chef Kerry Altiero provides an amazingly diverse and ecletic menu, guaranteed to please, in a hip little downtown bistro. Best Maine Farm-to-Table Restaurant 2013.

    www.eastwindinn.com – On the water in Tenants Harbor, just down the road from Knox Museum, charming accomodations and a fabulous little restaurant located in “Wyeth country.”

    www.youngtowninn.com –  A real gem, The Youngtown Inn in Lincolnville is well worth seeking out for Chef Manuel’s outstanding classic French cuisine, gorgeous country ambiance, and elegant accomodations.

    And also while in Thomaston, don’t miss Athens Pizzeria on Main Street for a terrific casual meal, and The Slipway Restaurant, down on the water at the end of Knox Street, for lunch and dinner in a quintessential Maine setting.

    Gift Shop

    Closed for Season

    Office Open 9 to 5, MON-FRI

    View Hours

    Montpelier is currently closed for tours for the season. Please visit us again come spring!

    PO Box 326
    30 High Street Thomaston, Maine 04861
    T: 207.354.8062 F: 207.354.0886


    The Carriage Shop, the gift shop at Montpelier, features a wonderful blend of antiques; one-of-a-kind oddities; hard-to-find history, decor, and gardening books; and plenty of unique home furnishings, gifts, and souvenirs. Carriage Shop devotees have been heard to proclaim “This is the best museum gift shop in the world!” or “Every time I shop at Knox Museum’s Carriage Shop, I want to buy everything in there!”

    Come see for yourself. The Carriage Shop is open from May to December, in conjunction with tour and special event hours.

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