Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Open daily 10am to 5pm: May 23, 2015 through October 11, 2015
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2015 Special Events
May 16 Blacksmith Hammer-In
Featuring guest blacksmith Lucian Avery
May 23 Opening Day
May 30 Spring Wave
Come and watch this annual youth rowing race at LCMM.
May 30 LCMM Golf Challenge
New event at Basin Harbor Club's championship golf course. Registration now open.
May 28 Shipwrecks of New York State Exhibit Opening
June 13-14 Kids Pirate Festival
Featuring Rockin' Ron, the friendly Pirate.
June 19 Vermont Invasive Patroller Workshop
Free workshop to learn how to identify and survey for aquatic invasive species.
June 27-28 Abenaki Heritage Weekend
A weekend of arts, music, dance, and lifeways.
July 3 The Big ShaBANG: Food, Fireworks, Fun
Bring your lawn chairs and join us for an evening of food, fun, and a front row seat to Basin Harbor Club's fireworks display.
July 4 Independence Day Commemoration
Step aboard replica 1776 gunboat Philadelphia II to hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence and commemorate the founding of our nation; featuring cannon firing demonstrations. Free admission for Veterans, Armed Services and their families.
July 11-12 Racing Weekend
- St. Ayles Skiffie Racing - July 11
- Lake Champlain Challenge Race -- July 12
Come paddle or row in the annual 3-mile Challenge Race. Bring your own boat or just watch the fun.
Saturday August 8: LCMM is bringing so much to the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival in Burlington this year!
- Maritime Burlington Exhibit: 10am-5pm Perkins Pier
This new exhibit under a "big top tent" at Perkins Pier opens a window into the region's maritime heritage traditions.
- Longboat Rowing: 11am, 1pm, 3pm. Perkins Pier
Row for an hour on the beautiful waters of Burlington Harbor in one of our traditional 32' six-oared rowing boats. (First come, first served. Weather permitting.)
- Blacksmithing Demos: 11am-3pm Perkins Pier
From fire to finished product, watch the fascinating art of blacksmithing.
- Logrolling: 11am-3pm
LCMM is sponsoring a Logrolling demonstration in partnership with the Middlebury College Logrolling Club to introduce this exciting sport: watch the fun, or bring a bathing suit to try it yourself! Changing rooms available. (First come, first served. Weather permitting.)
- Meet the Glassblower: Noon-4pm Perkins Pier
Meet a glassblower from Orwell Glass, view the gorgeous creations, and even purchase a hand-made sun-catcher. Glassblowing has just been added to our 60-Minute Experiences offered at LCMM this season.
- Members Reception (Special for LCMM Members & Their Friends and Family) Noon - 4pm Perkins Pier
What?! You're not a Member? Consider this your invitation to join!
Staff, volunteers, members and their friends & family socialize over delicious Vermont food (Cookie Love cookies, Dakin Farm ham, VT cheese and crackers, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Charlotte Berry Farm blueberries, Rhino Foods cookies, and Great Harvest Bread Company brownies - drooling yet?)Reception Tickets only $5 each
Special Members opportunity: 45-Minute Narrated Cruise (Cruises at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm. Tickets are $25 each, available for purchase on site. Weather permitting).
August 15-16 Rabble in Arms Reenactment Weekend
September is Archaeology Month
October 10 James Wakefield Rescue Row
Annual youth rowing race in commemoration of a heroic rescue on the Burlington Waterfront in 1876.
Sunday, October 11 Season Closing - last open day
Make a Donation to support these events
Donations support everything that Lake Champlain Maritime Museum does, from education to boatbuilding to underwater research. Consider a tax-deductible donation today!
All special events held rain or shine, and are are included with regular museum admission, unless otherwise noted. Exhibit buildings and performance areas at the museum are wheelchair accessible. Access to the waterfront is limited for people with mobility challenges. For ASL interpretation of performances, please contact the museum five days in advance.