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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Living history, low key museum well worth a visit

It was a lovely Fall day to stroll the grounds, learning about the maritime history, the hundreds... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
2Media_Docs
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Media, Pennsylvania
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The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is small, but mighty. Not only is the LCMM a museum focused on... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Q. C
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Trumansburg, New York
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Museum is closed for the season! Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a research and educational institution dedicated to preserving and sharing the extraordinary cultural and natural resources of Lake Champlain. We inspire children and adults through...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4472 Basin Harbor Rd, Vergennes, VT 05491-9192
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Located in the Basin Harbor Club, this museum's unassuming appearance on the outside belies the amazing treasures that are found within. Lake Champlain is rich in maritime history, including The Revolutionary and 1812 wars, and the museum provides a wealth of information and artifacts dating...More

4  Thank Beverly B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 8, 2013

May be it is only me, but I did not like this museum at all. Amateurish, more like a school trip. It is not really a museum, rather an assemblage of various presentations of Lake Champlain (which is a very nice lake, by the way,...More

1  Thank givemeabrake
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a lovely Fall day to stroll the grounds, learning about the maritime history, the hundreds of ship wrecks, and the role of Benedict Arnold, and visiting a reproduction of a ship of the time, The guide Lenny was most informative. Very knowledgeable staff....More

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is small, but mighty. Not only is the LCMM a museum focused on the history of Lake Champlain and the vessels that are part of that history, but they maintain and continue to learn from the underwater sites in Lake...More

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Gregg B, Director of Marketing & Business Development at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hey Q.C. - we appreciate the review! Thank you!

Reviewed October 3, 2018

This excellent nautical museum tells the story that Lake Champlain has played in the life of people from the Native-Americans to our own time. There are 15 exhibits housed in 14 buildings (not counting the office). Each build telling a different story about the lake....More

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Gregg B, Director of Marketing & Business Development at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for coming and for the review!

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited here during an RV tour of Vermont. I figured it would speak to my DH's love of history and sailing. But I never expected it would be as interesting to me as it was. We spent 3 hours, didn't miss one building and...More

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Gregg B, Director of Marketing at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

We're so very glad you liked it. Thank you for coming and for the review!

Reviewed September 14, 2018

We loved this museum! We found ourselves on the Philadelphia and the guide (in period costume) told us all about the ship and it's part in the Revolutionary Way. He told us all about Benedict Arnold's part in the war and how he outsmarted the...More

Thank Patricia F
Gregg B, Director of Marketing at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thanks for coming! While I'm not sure which docent you spoke with onboard the PII, they ALL love their job. They especially like to fire cannons when for special events.

Reviewed September 7, 2018

I recently visited the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum with my young daughter. First of all, it is in a beautiful area of Vergennes, back roads, gorgeous views of the mountains. The museum was very interesting. We loved looking at the boats on display. I enjoyed...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

I wasn't sure about this place when I first got here because it didn't look like much from my first impression but the amount of history alone from one of the employees at station #8 was well worth the visit. It's a self guided tour...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

The museum is actually about a dozen buildings, about six of which hold historical displays while the others are more like work buildings such as a blacksmith shop. It adds up to quite a collection. One building is about Lake Champlain's role in the American...More

Thank DutchBrother
Gregg B, Director of Marketing & Business Development at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! Did you take advantage of the 20% at the Red Mill Restaurant next door at Basin Harbor Club?

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

The museum is wonderful with many boats including a replica of the Philadelphia. I recommend buying the package, museum admission, boat ride on the Escape and the Red Mill Restaurant lunch.

Thank Pammienewt
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

It was a nice way to spend some time seeing the boats and how they were constructed. The highlight for our grandchildren was being able to actually climb aboard a moored boat and feel like pirates! The blacksmith was cool to watch and the museum...More

Thank Dawn M
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Response from FJDriver | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It's not. The museum is focused on the lake's history from the times of the earliest settlers, to all sorts of boating equipment, and with special emphasis on the Revolutionary War. Ships, recovery of artifacts, and... More
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