Interior view of the Museum's small watercraft center with boats on the walls


Planning your visit to the Museum? Find key information here before you arrive!

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Museum Season & Hours
Where to Stay

Museum Season & Hours

With the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers, and community in mind, it has become clear that we cannot open the museum site as we normally would this year. 

We have made the difficult decision to remain temporarily closed to the public. Instead, we will introduce new programming—both onsite and online—that lets us serve our community and keep everyone safe.

Museum Hours:

  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM in season
  • Closed off season

Museum Store Hours

  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM in season
  • Closed off season


Museum admission is good for two days and your receipt will also get you 20% off food at the Red Mill Restaurant right around the corner!

Standard Admission
Student (ages 6-18)$8
Child (ages 0-5)Free!
Museum Member Free!
Admission Discounts
Members of other museums$1 off standard rates
AAA members$1 off standard rates
Basin Harbor guests$2 off standard rates
Active Duty Military and familyFree
GroupsPlease contact us
School groupsVarious options available


We are located at 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, VT 05491 situated right on Lake Champlain at North Harbor. We are right next to Basin Harbor.

We strongly recommend using Google Maps to navigate your way to the Museum by car or bike. Use the map below to get custom directions to you or use our directions from Downtown Vergennes as a guide.

Directions from Downtown Historic Vergennes

Drive south through Vergennes on Main Street and cross the bridge over Otter Creek. Turn right on Panton Road and continue for 1.4 miles. Turn right on Basin Harbor Road (at BJ’s Farm Supply) and continue for 4.8 miles. After passing a sign for Basin Harbor on your right, you will see the Museum and our sign on your right.

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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. Our waterfront is at the base of a steep gravel path and is not wheelchair accessible.

Where to Stay

Planning a trip to the area and looking for some recommendations? Check out our Area Lodging Information page for some of our favorite campgrounds, cottages, inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels.