Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum on Route 1 in Thomaston, will be open for its annual Harvest Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 11. Guided tours run continuously from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum charges its regular admission fee.

“Leaf-peepers and other out-of-state visitors are especially welcome during this Columbus Day weekend. We are serving free hot mulled cider and donuts, and several of the rooms will be decorated in Autumn colors,” said Manager Susan Edmands, in a press release.

The mansion is a replica of the original home of Maj. Gen. Henry Knox, a Revolutionary hero and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Knox was appointed by President Washington to be the nation’s first secretary of War. He commissioned the building of the frigate U.S.S Constitution and initiated plans for the building of the Army and Navy Academies at West Point and Annapolis.

For more information, call the museum at 354-8062. Large tours should make prior arrangements to assure adequate guides and service.