• Welcome to Knox Museum. Very revolutionary!

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

    AND, the Museum offers reduced hours from September 8 to October 7 on Friday from 10 am – 4 pm; and on Saturday 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 email info@knoxmuseum.org for more information.

    Tours last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and start when visitors arrive. Newcomers are either added to an ongoing tour, or asked to explore The Carriage Shop for about 10 minutes until the next tour begins.

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

    MONTPELIER IS CLOSED ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY. Please check back for any additional change in hours.

    2018 Tour Hours

    5 Days a week (Closed on Sundays and Mondays)

    10 – 4  Tuesday-Friday

    10 – 1 on Saturday

    Office Hours

    Year-Round

    Tuesday-Friday: 10 am to 3 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
    info@knoxmuseum.org

    Find Out About Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

    What’s Nearby

    Knox Museum is located in the Mid-Coast area of Maine, a beautiful coastal experience with a myriad of activities, restaurants and shopping. To see more of what the Mid-Coast has to offer, browse the following sites:

    Sightseeing:

    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 museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists, including Andrew Wyeth and Jamie 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 a 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

    Located at the foot of Knox Street, the Historical Society occupies the last remaining outbuilding on the site of the original Montpelier and has an extensive collection of Mid-Coast artifacts, historical documents and memorabilia from the Thomaston area.

    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:

    In Good Company, ingoodcompanymaine.com

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

    Primo, www.primorestaurant.com

    Chef Melissa Kelly, James Beard – Winner 2013, Best Chef | Northeast serves outstanding farm-to-table Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in a comfortably elegant setting. Truly, a destination.

    Cafe Miranda, www.cafemiranda.com

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

    East Wind Inn, www.eastwindinn.com

    On the water in Tenants Harbor and just down the road from Knox Museum, the inn offers charming accommodations and a fabulous little restaurant located in “Wyeth country.”

    The Youngtown Inn, 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 accommodations.

    And also while in Thomaston, don’t miss Athens Pizzeria and The Thomaston Café 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

    info@knoxmuseum.org

    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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