THOMASTON — The General Henry Knox Museum, in Thomaston, will be reopening for the 2021 season on Tuesday, June 22.
“After remaining closed for the 2020 season, the Knox Museum is thrilled to open its doors to visitors once again,” said Executive Director Ethan Yankura, in a news release.
Beginning June 22, the Museum will be open Tuesday - Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Docent lead tours will begin at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour, with the last tour beginning at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday; and 12:15 p.m., on Saturdays.
Due to the nature of the Museum, some Covid precautions will still be observed: masks will be required for guests and staff, and tour groups will be limited to eight people per group to allow for social distancing. Visitors are invited to visit the Museum gift shop or explore the grounds while waiting for the next tour to begin.
The Museum celebrates one of the nation's most prominent individuals, Major General Henry Knox, the man who was referred to as "General Washington's General" due to his distinguished service during the American Revolution. Following the war, Knox would become the country's first Secretary of War. In 1795, Knox retired to Thomaston with his family, building one of the grandest estates in the area centered around the mansion named Montpelier.
Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $4 for children aged 5 - 13, $20 for families, and free to those with Military IDs and children under 5. Museum members receive free admission, a 10% discount on purchases in the gift shop and other benefits.