Season & Hours
Season: Exhibit buildings at the LCMM campus are open from May 26 to October 14, 2018. Check the calendar for dates of special programs, workshops, and exhibits.
Hours: 10am-5pm, seven days a week.
Explore LCMM's Four-Acre Campus and Working Waterfront
Learn how Benedict Arnold's fleet on Lake Champlain changed the outcome of the American Revolution in Key to Liberty, then step aboard replica 1776 gunboat Philadelphia II docked at our scenic waterfront. Explore some of the lake's 300+ historic shipwrecks in our Nautical Archaeology Center and chat with nautical archaeologists at our Conservation Laboratory. Discover the lives of the Native Americans who met French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1609, and how some of their descendants live today in Contact of Cultures.
The spectacular ice yacht Storm King is surrounded by highlights of LCMM’s collection of canoes, kayaks, and wooden boats in the Hazelett Watercraft Center. Then visit Steam to Gasoline to learn about Lake Champlain steamboats, compare the historic 1929 Champlain Bridge with the 2011 engineering marvel, and let more than 50 vintage outboard motors recall summer on the lake from 1911 to 2011 in Outboard Motors: The First Hundred Years.
Workshops & Camp Buildings
Experience maritime skills at the Rinehart Blacksmithing Arts Center and the Eighteenth-Century Style Forge. Learn bronze casting, tinsmithing, and copper work in the Foundry. Boat Building courses are taught in the Boat Shop and Boat Shed.
The Roost and Nathan R. Owen Education Center are home to Lake Adventure Camps and Skill Builds for teens and students. The Boat Shop is home to Champlain Longboats, where students build and maintain pilot gigs and other wooden boats for LCMM's fleet. The Boat Shed is home to Champlain Discovery, LCMM's teen kayak building adventure expedition program.
LCMM's floating exhibit, replica 1862 canal schooner Lois McClure travels to ports throughout the region. Our 2018 partnership with Corning Museum of Glass celebrates the 150th anniversary of the company’s move from Brooklyn to Corning, NY on the canal that helped build America. A special exhibit at LCMM will allow our visitors to follow the action as Lois McClure accompanies a mobile hot glassworks barge from CMOG on a four-month tour to ports along the Hudson River, Erie Canal and Seneca Lake. A digital display from the tour, together with broadcast and archived programs from CMOG and the GlassBarge Tour will be on view in the auditorium.
Admission is good for two consecutive days.
- $14 per adult
- $12 per senior
- $8 for students aged 6-18
- $0 for children 5 and under
- Members of Other Museums: $1 off (does not apply to Group Rate)
- Retired Military: $7
- Active Duty Military: Free
- AAA: $1 off (does not apply to Group Rate)
- Basin Harbor Club Guests: $12 per adult $10 per senior $6 per youth
- Group Rate (15+): $12 adult, $11 senior, and $7 for students aged 6-18, $0 for children 5 and under
Your LCMM admission ticket gets you 20% off your food bill (opening until 10 pm, excluding alcohol) at the neighboring Red Mill Restaurant!
Make a day of it with a “Three Pack” Discount Package
Narrated Historic Cruises (1.5 hour) aboard the tour boat EScape depart most Monday-Friday dates at 2:30 pm, and on most Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am. Available May 26 through Oct 14.
Purchase your ticket now, and use it any time this season! Some dates are subject to limitations – please call (802) 475-2022 x112 or email email@example.com to confirm details of the day you wish to use your Three Pack Ticket.
Group Reservations: We are happy to offer Three Pack Tickets to groups of 15 or more. Preregistration required. Please call (802) 475-2022 x114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to plan a day for your group.
ROV Shipwreck Tours
Explore a shipwreck with LCMM - without getting wet!
Did you know that there are over 300 historic shipwrecks at the bottom of Lake Champlain? Take a tour boat to the site of one of these wooden wrecks and go for a “dive” using a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). This robotic camera sends back real-time video to an on-board monitor as we share the vessel’s dramatic story. Don’t miss this incredible experience - for all ages!
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.