Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Programs, Interpretive Exhibits, Activities, Learning Opportunities

LCMM-300Join the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum for an exciting weekend of events at the Maritime Festival. Visit our special exhibits under the “big top tent” for a window into the region’s maritime heritage traditions. Discover Blacksmithing and Log Rolling through live demonstrations. Enjoy the beautiful waters of Lake Champlain while venturing out in one of our traditional 32’ six-oared rowing boats.

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum offers an array of programs, interpretive exhibits, and hands on activities – opportunities to enjoy learning about our rich submerged cultural heritage, ecology, and history of Lake Champlain. Our new programs enable visitors and participants to “go deeper” in their experiences with the Museum’s rich content and expertise.  Join us for a “60-minute experience,” enroll in a hands-on Lake Adventure Camp for young explorers, visit our interpretive exhibit, Maritime Burlington, at Perkins Pier on the Burlington waterfront, participate in our community rowing program in Burlington, investigate shipwrecks on our ROV, and explore special exhibits on our Vergennes campus.

Stay tuned for 2016 events!

: LCMM is bringing so much to the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival in Burlington this year!

  • Maritime Burlington Exhibit: 10am-5pm
    This new exhibit under a “big top tent” at Perkins Pier opens a window into the region’s maritime heritage traditions.
  • Longboat Rowing: 11am, 1pm, 3pm.
    Row for an hour on the beautiful waters of Burlington Harbor in one of our traditional 32′ six-oared rowing boats. (First come, first served. Weather permitting.)
  • Blacksmithing Demos: 11am-3pm
    From fire to finished product, watch the fascinating art of blacksmithing.
  • Logrolling: 11am-3pm Location: North side of Boathouse access
    LCMM is sponsoring a Logrolling demonstration in partnership with the Middlebury College Logrolling Club to introduce this exciting sport: watch the fun from the Boardwalk, or bring a bathing suit to try it yourself! Changing rooms available. (First come, first served. Weather permitting.)
  • Meet the Glassblower: Noon-4pm
    Meet a glassblower from Orwell Glass, view the gorgeous creations, and even purchase a hand-made sun-catcher. Glassblowing has just been added to our 60-Minute Experiences offered at LCMM this season.
  • Members Reception (Special for LCMM Members & Their Friends and Family) Noon – 4pm
    What?! You’re not a Member? Consider this your invitation to join!

    Staff, volunteers, members and their friends & family socialize over delicious Vermont food (Cookie Love cookies, Dakin Farm ham, VT cheese and crackers, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Charlotte Berry Farm blueberries, Rhino Foods cookies, and Great Harvest Bread Company brownies – drooling yet?)
    Reception Tickets only $5 each  Special Members opportunity: 45-Minute Narrated Cruise (Purchase $25 cruise tickets for these times:12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, weather permitting).