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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Through nautical exploration, hands-on exhibits and learning adventures for all ages, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum brings to life the stories of Lake Champlain and its people. Our mission is to preserve and share the rich history of the Lake Champlain region.

We hope that you will visit us at our main campus in Vergennes, Vermont. Discover why Lake Champlain is considered the most historic body of water in North America. Explore its vibrant history and get to know the characters of the Champlain Valley through its military, commercial and recreational periods. View a large collection of original small watercraft built over the last 150 years. Learn about the largest collection of wooden shipwrecks in North America and talk to archeological conservators in our Nautical Archeology Center. Step back in time as you climb aboard the full-scale working 54’ square-rigged Revolutionary War gunboat replica Philadelphia II and learn about the life of citizen soldiers in the Champlain Valley in 1776. Watch craftsmen continue traditional maritime skills of boatbuilding and blacksmithing in our working shops. Visit our museum store, children’s playground, picnic area on site. Bring a picnic lunch or grab a bite to eat at the Red Mill Restaurant next door at the Basin Harbor Club.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
4472 Basin Harbor Road
Vergennes, VT 05491

Contact Us: (802) 475-2022    |

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