Visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum!
|Open May 23, 2015 through October 11, 2015 Daily 10am - 5pm|
Students 5-17 $6
Under 5 Free
Visit Us By Water
|Your LCMM admission ticket gets you 20% off your food bill at the neighboring Red Mill Restaurant - serving Lunch & Dinner!|
LCMM has something for all interests and ages.
Step aboard replica 1776 gunboat Philadelphia II docked at our scenic Lake Champlain waterfront. Explore some of the lake's 300+ historic shipwrecks in our Nautical Archaeology Center and chat with nautical archaeologists at our Conservation Laboratory. Learn what made this area so pivotal to Benedict Arnold's fleet during the American Revolution in our Key to Liberty exhibit. Discover the lives of the Native Americans and the early French explorers in the Contact of Cultures exhibit. LCMM’s replica 1862 schooner Lois McClure travels to ports throughout the region. Highlights of LCMM’s collection of canoes, kayaks, and wooden boats are on display in the new Hazelett Watercraft Center. Learn about some of the 26 steamboats of Lake Champlain, the historic Champlain Bridge, and see our collection of more than 50 vintage outboard motors from the late Raymond R. Unsworth in our Steam to Gasoline exhibit.
Package Deal: Museum Admission - Lunch - Cruise
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Featured Exhibits 2015
- Great Shipwrecks of NY's Great Lakes - late May - September 6
- History in Miniature: The Models and Dioramas of Bill Kissam
- Parley and Protocol: Abenaki Accoutrements from the French & Indian War
- From Slavery to Safety: the Underground Railroad on Lake Champlain
- View all our EXHIBITS
Special Events 2015
View the FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTSOpening Day May 23, 2015
- Blacksmith Hammer-In - May 16
- Champlain Longboats Launch Day - May 21
- Spring Wave -- May 30
- LCMM Golf Challenge -- May 30
- Shipwrecks of New York State Exhibit Opening Reception - May/June TBD
- Kids Pirate Festival -- June 13-14
- Abenaki Heritage Weekend -- June 27-28
- The Big ShaBANG: Food, Fireworks, Fun -- July 3
- Independence Day Commemoration -- July 4
- Racing Weekend - July 11-12
- St. Ayles Skiffie Racing - July 11
- Lake Champlain Challenge Race -- July 12
- Rabble in Arms Reenactment Weekend -- August 15-16
- Archaeology Month -- September
- James Wakefield Rescue Row -- October 10
- Season Closing - last open day Sunday, October 11
See a shipwreck, without getting wet!
Classes in blacksmithing, photography, boatbuilding, Native American arts, and more.
Canal Schooner Lois McClure
Lois McClure has toured throughout Lake Champlain, the Champlain Canal, the Richelieu Corridor, the Hudson River, and the Erie Canal. Find out where she is now. Always free of charge to board this dockside attraction.
All of the museum buildings are accessible at grade level or with ramps built in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Approximately one-third of the museum site consists of open grounds, which include gardens, grassy and natural areas, pine groves, picnic areas, gravel walkways, outdoor exhibits, and facilities for watercraft at North Harbor. The replica 1776 gunboat Philadelphia II is located in the water, at the base of a steep gravel path and is not wheelchair accessible. However, two films and a 1/6 scale model in the exhibit "Key to Liberty: The Revolutionary War in the Champlain Valley" provide an alternative source of information about the gunboat and its history. The replica canal schooner Lois McClure is only accessible by stairs. However, interpreters are always available during hours of operation for questions.