Chimney Point Exhibits

Salmon and People in a Changing World - For the 2019 International Year of the Salmon, Chimney Point hosts this traveling exhibit from the Lake Champlain Basin Program and Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership. The exhibit covers the successful reintroduction of the Atlantic Salmon into Lake Champlain. 

A Brush with Nature: The Art of Lillian Kennedy - Vermont artist Lillian Kennedy’s landscape painting featuring Lake Champlain and the area’s rural countryside will be on view. Accompanying workshops in August at Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield. Call (802) 759-2412 for details.

Crossing Paths and Point of Contact - Two new exhibits on the Native American, French Colonial, English, and early American history of the Chimney Point area incorporate archaeological findings from the Lake Champlain Bridge project.

Chimney Point Post Office - In this tiney post officeyou'll learn about the long history of the Chimney Point post office and postmark 

Chimney Point TavernIn the oldest tap room on Lake Champlain, exhibit panels explain the history of the Chimney Point tavern building.  Displays in the first floor hall look at the enterprises of the Barnes Family, which owned the property from 1821 to 1966, and the history of the Lake Champlain crossing here, including the ferries and 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge.

Collector's Cabinet - Pull apart the drawers in the collector's cabinet to see artificats, dating from 6,000 years ago to around 1.,600 A.D., that two 20th century collectors found in western Vermont and eastern New York.  Learn how stone tools and pottery were made by the region's first inhabitants. 

Outdoor Exhibit 

Chimney Point History Trail - A short walking trail with interpretive signs around the Chimney Point grounds.  Topics include evidence of the earliest human habitation 9,000 years ago.  Native American history and use of this strategic locations, the 1731 French for and French occupation, the 1790s redware pottery of Moses Bradley, archaeology under the 1929 Lake Champlain bridge, and the history and engineering of the bridge. 

Contact Us

Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Site Administrator
802-759-2412

Chimney Point State Historic Site
8149 VT Route 17W
Addison, VT  05491