New England has such a rich maritime history, so a visit to Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is another great option to learn all about this fascinating past!
During your museum visit, you can learn how Benedict Arnold's fleet out on the lake changed the entire outcome of the American Revolution (can you imagine what happened?), and even step aboard replica 1776 gunboat Philadelphia II, docked just out at the museum's scenic waterfront.
Kids can explore some of Lake Champlain's 300 plus historic shipwrecks in the Nautical Archaeology Center, AND they can actually chat to nautical archaeologists at the Conservation Lab!
What do you know of the Native Americans who met French explorer Samuel de Champlain back in 1609? Learn all about that first meeting and it's consequences, and how today some of the descendents still live even today.
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum features a spectacular ice yacht Storm King, surrounded by canoes, kayaks and wooden boats - all highlights of the museum's collection - and afterwards you can learn about Lake Champlain steamboats, and compare the historic 1929 Champlain Bridge with the incredible engineering marvel from 2011!
So why not explore the amazing maritime history of the Lake Champlain area, and discover something that just might surprise you!