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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Open daily 10am to 5pm: May 21, 2016 through October 9, 2016


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2016 Special Events

Don't see your favorite event listed? Donít worry, we are still adding to the 2016 list!
Please check back soon or call the Museum at 802-475-2022 with questions.

May 26 Champlain Longboats Launch Day

May 28-29 Veterans and Active Duty Service Members, Free Admission

June 7 Nathaniel Philbrick, Book Launch & Talk
Valiant Ambition – George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

June 18-19 Kids Pirate Festival
Featuring Rockin' Ron, the Friendly Pirate.

June 25-26 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 9-10 Rowing and Racing Weekend:
Saturday July 9, St. Ayles Skiff Racing
Sunday, July 10, Lake Champlain Challenge Race

July 30 & 31 Burlington Maritime Festival
Don’t miss LCMM at the Burlington Maritime Festival, Saturday and Sunday, July 30 & 31, on the Burlington Waterfront! Tour the Schooner Lois McClure at her home berth of Perkin’s Pier, see traditional maritime skills demonstrations including log rolling and metal working, and go for a row in one of our Champlain Longboats with an expert LCMM guide!

August 6-7 Rabble in Arms Reenactment Weekend

September is Archaeology Month

October 8 James Wakefield Rescue Row
Annual youth rowing race in commemoration of a heroic rescue on the Burlington Waterfront in 1876.

Sunday, October 9 Season Closing - last open day


Courses & Workshops | Rowing | Metalworking | Shipwreck Tours | Summer Camps



Courses & Workshops | Rowing | Metalworking | Shipwreck Tours | Summer Camps


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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.