Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $16 for admission for two adults and two children (up to a $32 value)
- $32 for admission for four adults and four children (up to a $64 value)
- $22 for admission for two adults and four children (up to a $44 value)
- $199 for a Maritime Museum Comes to You program (up to a $250 value)
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, October 13 of this year. The Museum Comes to You programs are available from October 28, 2013 to April 30, 2014 and include museum staff setting up their wares at a location of the host's choosing. Click here to view a complete list of available programs.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect student or senior discounts. Children five years and under are admitted free.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
The story of the United States Navy begins on Lake Champlain. The year was 1776, and the fledgling American Revolution seemed doomed to failure almost before it began after a naval retreat to the town known today as Whitehall, New York. Then the Continental Congress issued a command on June 17 of 1776 "to build, with all expedition, as many galleys and armed vessels as ... shall be sufficient to make us indisputably masters of the lakes Champlain and George." By August, eight new gunboats were afloat on the lake—just in time to face the British in the Battle of Valcour.
That story and hundreds more come to life in the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's collection of more than 15,000 artifacts, images, and documents. Visitors can marvel at the massive 10' x 8' rudder of the steamboat Champlain II, and explore her shipwreck in real time using a remote-operated vehicle. In the Hazelett Watercraft Center, the 111-year-old ice yacht Storm King towers over 90 dugouts, bark canoes, kayaks, rowing skiffs, and sailboats. But the core of the museum is the Key to Liberty exhibit, where visitors can read eyewitness accounts of the Battle of Valcour and marvel at a 9-foot scale model of a gunboat. On fair days, the full-size gunboat replica Philadelphia II sets sail, giving passengers a glimpse of a distant era without the bother of going though a time machine broker first.