Museum of Native American, French and early Vermont Heritage
Discover the legacy of Native American, French Colonial and early American settlement at the Chimney Point Museum. Housed in a beautifully preserved historic tavern (c. 1785), the museum features exhibits that explore 9000 years of human activity at the site including archaeological discoveries made during the Lake Champlain Bridge project.
Native people hunting and fishing along the lake camped at this site as early as 7,000 B.C. In 1731, a French fort was built here and ten years later a French settlement was established to support the soldiers across the lake at Fort St. Frederic . The museum also boasts the earliest surviving tavern tap room on the lake and a 1905 post office.
Visitors can cross the Lake Champlain Bridge on foot and enjoy the interpretive trail on both sides. Amenities include a museum shop, picnic tables and handicapped accessible restrooms.
Dates of Operation:
Late May – Mid-October, Wednesday – Sunday 10AM – 5 PM
Pre-registered groups of 10 or more: $2.50 per person. Reservations required.
Physical address: 8149 Rte. 17W, Addison, VT 05491
Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Historic Site Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-759-2412 http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/chimney_point