The Digital Museum

Explore and enjoy Lake Champlain Maritime Museum from home, on the go, or wherever! Dig into local history in our digital exhibit experiences. Sit back and dive underwater with us as we take you on a tour of a Lake Champlain shipwreck. Imagine you are truly at the Museum with high-definition 360° panoramas of some of our different spaces on campus.

Digital Exhibits

Interactive exhibit experiences from our Collections, Archaeology, and Research teams that expand on current and past exhibits at the Museum.

The Clean Water Act

Explore the history that led to the passage of the Clean Water Act, key parts to know about this federal legislature, how it relates to Lake Champlain, and people of the Champlain Valley who continue the fight for clean water.

A black and white photograph of a woman wearing a wide-brimmed straw hat and long-sleeve full-length dress sitting on the back of a small row boat drinking from a dark colored glass bottle.

The Noble Failure: Prohibition in the Champlain Valley

Explore the complex relationship between government and individuals, and the changing attitudes towards alcohol consumption throughout our local past.

Women at the Helm

An interactive map exhibit celebrating women leaders of the Champlain Valley from the 18th century to today

Viking of Lake Champlain: Captain Ell Barnum Rockwell

An interactive multimedia exhibit

Virtual Shipwreck Tours

Our nautical archaeologists share the dramatic tale of a shipwreck paired with recent underwater footage of the wreck.

General Butler

December 9, 1876 – A fierce winter gale strikes as the General Butler approaches Burlington Bay.

Champlain II

July 16, 1875 – A large steamboat runs aground, on the side of Split Rock Mountain.


September 4, 1819 – A mysterious fire breaks out in the boat’s galley overnight en route to Plattsburgh.

360° Panoramas

Take yourself on a tour of some of our unique exhibits, workshops, and replica boats. Panoramas courtesy of John Wood.

Key To Liberty: The American Revolution in the Champlain Valley

Steam to Gasoline

Philadelphia II

Blacksmith Forge