Season & Hours

Season: Museum exhibits and our replica fleet are open May through mid-October each year. Check the calendar for year-round classes and workshops.

Current Hours: Closed until May 2020.


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. 

Replica Boats




  • 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 (and immediate family): 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 (open until 10 pm, excluding alcohol) at the neighboring Red Mill Restaurant!


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.