Welcome to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum!
|Open May 25, 2013 through October 13, 2013 Daily 10am - 5pm|
Students 5-17 $6
Under 5 Free
Written Directions to LCMM
|Your LCMM admission ticket gets you 10% 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 ourr Steam to Gasoline exhibit.
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We have something special going on every day. One of the best experiences visitors have at the Maritime Museum is meeting and talking with experts who are eager to share the history, ecology, and lore of the lake. This season visitors of all ages will have several opportunities each day for interactive experiences with members of the museum's staff and volunteers in exhibits around the campus. We will offer daily morning and afternoon mini-workshops and hands-on activities. Want to measure a Sunline, tie a Monkey's Fist, sew a ditty bag, haul on a winch? Our popular blacksmithing demonstrations, horse ferry tread-wheel, and lab talks will be offered, too. We look forward to offering more activities, more learning, more fun, and more reasons to visit again and again. Stay tuned as we post the Daily Specials Schedule.
Featured Exhibits 2013 - View all our EXHIBITS
Special Events 2013 - View the FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Gig Launch -- May 23
- Spring Wave -- June - date TBD
- Kids Pirate Festival -- June 15-16
- Native American Encampment -- June 22-23
- Gala Raffle -- July 13
- Challenge Race -- July 14
- Rabble in Arms -- August 17-18
- Archaeology Month -- September
- James Wakefield Rescue Row -- October 2013- Date TBA
Shipwreck Tours - see a shipwreck, without getting wet!
Courses & Workshops - classes in blacksmithing, photography, boatbuilding, Native American arts, and more.
Welcome to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (4 min):
We are grateful to the Barnes Foundation for making this video possible.
Filmed, Edited & Produced by Ben Youngerman
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.
The Lyman Building at Perkins Pier, Burlington
Sorry - flooding has damaged this facility; this exhibit is permanently closed.