Explore the vibrant history and characters of the Champlain Valley. 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 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 boat building and blacksmithing. Please call or visit our website for more information.
Enjoy a picnic in our shady pine grove and browse in our museum gift shop. Children's "merritime" playground.
*Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., early May through mid-October
*Admission charged. Discounts for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more with advance reservations.