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Chimney Point Exhibits

Crossing Paths and Point of Contact - Two 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 tiny post office you'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 artifacts, dating from 6,000 years ago to around 1,600 A.D., which 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 fort occupation, the 1790s redware pottery of Moses Bradley, archaeology under the 1929 Lake Champlain bridge, and the history and engineering of the now replaced bridge.