The General Henry Knox Museum in Thomaston is to reopen for the 2021 season Tuesday, June 22. Photo courtesy of Ben Magro

The General Henry Knox Museum, at 30 High St. in Thomaston, plans to reopen for the 2021 season 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 from the museum.

Museum  hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Docent-led tours will begin at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour, with the last tour beginning at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 12:15 p.m. on Saturdays.

Because of the nature of the museum, some COVID-19 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, Maj. Gen. Henry Knox, the man referred to as “General Washington’s General” because of his distinguished service during the American Revolution.

Following the war, Knox became 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 5 to 13, $20 for families, and free to those with military IDs and children younger than 5. Museum members receive free admission, a 10% discount on purchases in the gift shop and other benefits.

For more information, visit knoxmuseum.org, email [email protected]m.org, call 207-354-8062, or follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram.

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