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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is a research and educational institution dedicated to preserving and sharing the extraordinary cultural and natural resources of Lake Champlain.

LCMM is a unique blend of museum and education provider with programs that range from classroom instruction, hands-on learning opportunities including a semester long boat-building program, and professional development courses for educators. Our summer camps (Lake Adventure Camps) are a popular staple during the summer. And the core of our museum, what gave it life and underpins the entire organization, is our nautical archaeology program. In a word, shipwrecks. Lots of them and we’ve only just scratched the surface. In fact, two shipwrecks, the General Butler and O.J. Walker, gave birth to our replica sailing canal schooner Lois McClure!

The LCMM four-acre campus is located right on the water's edge, so our collections invite discovery and understanding in their original setting and visitors can embark on lake adventures of their own!

Come visit the exhibits, see a shipwreck (without getting wet), climb aboard a replica Revolutionary War gunboat, and view the history of Lake Champlain from the time of the Abenaki to present day.

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4472 Basin Harbor Rd
Vergennes VT, 05491