10 Things to Do in Thomaston That You Shouldn't Miss

December 2, 2017 Etsuko Causey

Thomaston (formerly known as Fort St. Georges, Fort Wharf, Lincoln) is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,781 at the 2010 census. Noted for its antique architecture, Thomaston is an old port popular with tourists.
Restaurants in Thomaston

1. Farnsworth Art Museum

16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867 +1 207-596-6457
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4.5 based on 745 reviews

Farnsworth Art Museum

Celebrating Maine's Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America's greatest artists. With 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 15,000 works in the collection, there is always something new on view at the Farnsworth. The museum has one of the largest collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth. The Farnsworth's library is also housed in its Rockland, ME, campus. Two historic buildings, the Farnsworth Homestead and the Olson House, and Julia's Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex.

Reviewed By Etienne P - Camden, Maine

We are so fortunate to have such a nice little museum here on the coast of Maine. Although they focus on the Wyeth family there are many other artists show in the revolving shows. If you are in Rockland on a rainy day there is...MoreHi Etienne P, We very much appreciate the kind words! On a rainy day - or maybe even when it's dry - we'd love to see you in the galleries again soon! David Troup Communications Officer Farnsworth Art Museum [email protected]

2. Owls Head Transportation Museum

117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854 +1 207-594-4418
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5 based on 318 reviews

Owls Head Transportation Museum

Featuring a world-class, operating collection of antique ground vehicles, engines and aircraft the Owls Head Transportation Museum is open seven days a week, year-round. Exhibits include "Faster: The Quest for Speed" featuring racing vehicles from some of New England's premiere collections. Visit to see the collection or plan to attend one of our fantastic summer events where collection pieces are demonstrated for the public.

Reviewed By 259Nancy_ - Fort Thomas, Kentucky

I rented a car for the day, and the car rental agent recommended the museum as a stop. My expectations were not very high, and I could not have been more wrong. This is a fabulous place to visit. I have been to many museums including the Smithsonian, and in my opinion this ranks right up at the top. Great variety of cars, bikes, plans with an up close look. The big bonus is a ride in a model T is included in the price of admission. It was the highlight of my day in Rockland.

3. Maine State Prison Store

358 Main St, Thomaston, ME 04861-3907 +1 207-354-9237
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4.5 based on 149 reviews

Maine State Prison Store

Reviewed By na07950 - new jersey

When I'm in the area (which, sadly, isn't that often), I always make sure to take a few minutes to stop by and visit this unique store. There's a wide variety of souvenirs, gifts and furniture, all handmade by inmates of the state prison system. Store is clean, well-lit, nicely laid out and staff are very pleasant. It's right on route 1 so an easy place to stop.







stop into the Maine State Prison Store. They sell a wide variety of nicely made items, all from the prisoners in the state prison system. You can purchase anything from some unique souvenirs to gifts to furniture. Well worth stopping by for a few minutes!

4. Finnish Church and Heritage House

172 St George Rd, Rockland, Maine, South Thomaston, ME 04858-3022
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5 based on 5 reviews

Finnish Church and Heritage House

Reviewed By worcesterlove - Worcester, Massachusetts

This is a historic church and parsonage (now the Heritage House) built in 1921 that overlooks the St. George River and beautiful fields. The Heritage House contains historical items related to the Finnish community that once thrived in these parts and also has a little gift shop with Finnish themed items and baked goods. Get there early on Sunday so you don't miss out on buying a loaf of yummy Nisu/Pulla bread. Tastes so good toasted with butter and jam!! Church service is held every other Sunday at 2pm.

5. Rockland Breakwater Light

Rockland, ME
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4.5 based on 729 reviews

Rockland Breakwater Light

Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.

Reviewed By Wizard1849 - Union, Maine, United States

If you want to sit and watch the ships and boats come in and out of the harbor or just enjoy nature all around you, then the Breakwater Light is the place. Gives one the ability to walk out to the light or just enjoy the view from the shore. Would recommend being there at sunrise or sunset to really enjoying a breath-taking view from the islands to land rising above the light on the southside.

6. General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier

30 High St, Thomaston, ME 04861-3437 +1 207-354-8062
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier

Reviewed By mandiandmike - Miamisburg, Ohio

The mansion is something you can't help notice on your way through town, so don't be among those who just don't bother to stop. For a history buff it is must and especially for anyone interest in the Revolutionary years. Most interesting architectural features are the high ceilings, moldings and particularly unusual staircase. Our tour guide was especially friendly and enthusiastic about the local history.

7. Owls Head Lighthouse

44 05 33 N, 69 02 39 W, Owls Head Light State Park, Owls Head, ME 04854 +1 207-941-4014
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4.5 based on 305 reviews

Owls Head Lighthouse

Reviewed By BrussoDallas - Dallas, Texas

We stopped here while driving highway 1 from Portland ME to Bar Harbor ME. It's a quick, easy walk from the parking lot to the light house. There is also a very pretty beach between the parking lot & the lighthouse which is also worth a stop at. It's a little bit of a incline down to the beach but not bad.
The lighthouse wasn't open when we were there so we didn't go inside.

25 Dublin Rd, South Thomaston, ME 04858-3226 +1 207-358-8687
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5 based on 5 reviews

Keag River Gallery

A new photography gallery featuring Maine artists brings new life to a 200 year old building in South Thomaston, Maine. Mike Dumont always wanted to open a gallery of many photographers and genres of work. Maine photographers Kevin White, Herman Meisner and Sandy Dolan fill the space in addition to Dumont's works. Kevin White’s striking, larger-than-life canvas images of are realistic enough to make one pause. Herman Meisner’s black and white emulsion prints bring the time tested, traditional photo processes back with a twist; his images are printed on clamshells or glass, in an effect resembling scrimshaw. Sandy Dolan’s award winning marine images make one long for a misty morning on the water. Her work has garnered awards from The Maine Press Association, and is often found in Cruising World and Soundings. The whimsical 3D sculptures of Greg Pinto are also here. Pinto’s adventurous sculptures reflect his fascination for creating with found objects. He creates schools of bizarre fish from thumbtacks, discarded silver plate, and elegant gold leaf. Many of his clever sculptures light up, like the angler fish with the bait to attract prey. The fun is two-way in Pinto’s work; a glance at the fork-tine teeth and thumbtack scales starts the mental wheels to piece out the rest of the materials used in the sculpture. In addition Keag River Gallery also offers custom photo editing, printing and ARTiPLAQ mounting services. Dumont’s vision also includes a plan to offer workshops, host events on the substantial deck and grounds. Keag River Gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am – 5 pm. Open June through October.

Reviewed By getcheryl - Boston, Massachusetts

The Keag River Gallery is located in a beautifully restored 19th century house overlooking the Weskeag River in South Thomaston.......that might, in itself, be a reason to go there, but the photography that they exhibit is beautiful and eclectic and should appeal to almost everyone....well worth the trip

9. Breakwater Vineyards

35 Ash Point Dr, Owls Head, ME 04854-3509 +1 207-594-1721
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5 based on 55 reviews

Breakwater Vineyards

Breakwater Vineyards is a small farm winery located in Owls Head, on the coast of Maine. The vineyard offers wine tastings seven days a week during July and August from 12 - 5. There is a tasting fee of $3.00 to try up to four wines. The 32 acre farm is also home to a herd of dairy goats, four chickens and a Black Labrador named Indy. The Winery and Tasting room are open from Mid May until the end of October. Our wines can be found at restaurants and wine merchants throughout the State of Maine.

Reviewed By pcurtis192 - Owls Head, Maine

The Breakwater Vineyard is beautiful, Extremely nice owners and knowledgeable staff. Its relaxing to go to a tasting. I have been to wine tasting in California and it is not pleasant. I had family come from California and they enjoyed it so much. The wine is very very good... I highly recommend it.

10. Maine Lighthouse Museum

1 Park Dr, Rockland, ME 04841-3437 +1 207-594-3301
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4.5 based on 186 reviews

Maine Lighthouse Museum

Reviewed By Steven S - Northern Virginia, Virginia

This museum is right down one of the side streets from the center of town and it has a wealth of information. We were fortunate when viewing that one of the folks working was an old Coast Guard service member and he provided us the background information on many of the lenses. It is a small museum and I think $2 per person to enter but it was fun and showed how lighthouses progressed through the years.

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