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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Historic Museums and Attractions
Located on the shore of scenic Lake Champlain, LCMM welcomes visitors aboard replica 1776 gunboat and 1862 canal schooner. – Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Don't Miss This When Visiting

  • Step aboard full-sized replica 1776 gunboat Philadelphia II.
  • Conservation Lab where nautical archaeologists treat artifacts recovered from Lake Champlain and beyond.
  • Changing exhibits - art, photography, archaeology and more.
  • Ice yacht Storm King towers 35 feet above other highlights of our boat collection.
  • Discover the vibrant Native culture in the Champlain Valley - past, present and future.

Discover shipwrecks, antique boats, nautical archaeology at LCMM’s family-friendly campus, seven scenic miles from Vergennes at 4472 Basin Harbor Road. Step aboard 1776 gunboat Philadelphia II. Enjoy art and photography exhibits, Special Events, boat rides, museum store. Open daily late May through mid-October. Picnic, or dine at Red Mill Restaurant. Information and schooner Lois McClure itinerary: or (802) 475-2022.

Fourteen exhibit buildings and replica historic vessels on the waterfront. Hazelett Watercraft Center celebrates the craftsmanship of wooden boats, canoes and kayaks. Boat ride available daily. Special shipwreck tours allow you to explore a shipwreck via remotely operated camera - without getting wet!

Enhance your visit - watch for Special Events, Guest Speakers, Courses and Workshops.

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization founded in 1985 to preserve and share the rich maritime heritage of the Champlain Valley. LCMM has grown from a one-room schoolhouse to a world-class nautical archaeological research center with a lakeside campus of eighteen buildings, a fleet of full-sized and operational replica vessels, and a staff including nautical archaeologists, educators, boat builders and curators.

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Suggested Further Reading

Learn more about the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum online at Find us on Facebook and YouTube.


Season and Hours Open

Late May through mid-October; Daily 10am-5pm