• Welcome to the Knox Museum – Honoring the Past While Looking to the Future

    Montpelier is open for tours from May 24, until October 8, 2022. Visit us Tuesday through Friday from 10a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Montpelier Admission

    Adults – $10
    Family – $20
    Seniors & AAA – $8
    Military ID – Free
    Groups of 10 or more – Please call or email us for tour pricing


    Tours last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and begin at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour. The last tour of the day begins at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday – Friday and at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday. Newcomers are either Newcomers are added to an ongoing tour or are asked to explore The Carriage Shop and grounds 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. There are strategically placed affixed handles to ease the ascent.

    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 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:


    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 the 2020 Season due to the viral pandemic.

    Office Open 9 to 5, MON-FRI

    View Hours

    Montpelier is currently closed for tours for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 viral pandemic.  Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

    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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