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“Very enjoyable family trip”

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Vergennes
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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable family trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

My husband and I and our kids (ages 2, 2 & 6) had a very enjoyable visit on a Sunday in August. We were there for about 2 and 1/2 hours and saw all 16 exhibits/buildings, though if we were visiting without our young kids, we would probably have stayed at least an hour longer to linger more over some of the exhibits. They were having a battle reenactment of the Attack on Fort Cassin, the day of our visit, so we watched part of that too, it was fascinating (though the cannons were too loud for the kids to stay to watch the whole thing). Overall a great trip, highly recommend.

Visited August 2014
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Schaghticoke, New York
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

We bought a package deal: ticket to museum, 1 1/2 hour boat ride on Lake Champlain, and lunch at the Red Mill restaurant for $29. Amazing deal. All were wonderful. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the reconstructed gunboat and learning about it from a volunteer who has rowed it for years.
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Visited August 2014
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Adams, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“you'll learn alot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Great place for history of Lake Champlain its importance in our country's early history. There is a lot of stuff to read with the exhibits. Lots of interesting artifacts and numerous different kinds of boats. My kids' favorite was the diving bell helmet which, if you are small enough, you can fit your head into and pretend you are deep sea exploring. The replica ship was fun too. Imagine 40 men living in this small space, while fighting naval battles as well. There are 18 (?) buildings so be prepared to stay a while, at least 2 or 3 hours, even if you go through quickly.

Visited July 2014
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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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“Great History and Learning Stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

The Maritime Museum is a wonderful place to explore the maritime history of Lake Champlain. Be sure to visit the archaeology building. They always have new discoveries going on. The replica of the Philadelphia gives a good sense of what historic water travel would have been like. A lot to see and do for adults and children.

Visited July 2014
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Vermont
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138 reviews
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“for history buffs, families and boat lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We visited the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum many years ago with our children, more than once. There was plenty for them to do and see, special events for kids, and we would bring a picnic, We returned by ourselves many years later, this Sunday. It was the two-day Abenaki Heritage Weekend, with four tribes represented; there was drumming, story telling, dancing, singing, arts and crafts - something for everyone to enjoy! We toured all of the exhibits, and enjoyed the beauty of the setting on Lake Champlain. The season opens May 31st and ends on October 12th in 2014. You can go to their website to get more information. In the museum admissions center you can get cold drinks and snacks, and there is a wonderful store devoted to all things maritime - books, toys, T-shirts and souvenirs.

Visited June 2014
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