Monday, August 24, 2015

Lake Champlain Bridge History Tour Planned

Crown Point Bridge Lake Champlain by John WarrenOn Sunday, August 30, 2015, at 1 pm, history and views from the Lake Champlain Bridge will be the highlights of a guided bridge walk offered by the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont, and Crown Point State Historic Site in Crown Point, New York.  Site manager Elsa Gilbertson (VT) and historian Tom Hughes (NY) will lead the tour.

Participants should meet at the Chimney Point State Historic Site museum on the Vermont end of the bridge to start.  Allow two hours to walk back and forth across the bridge during the tour that explores the 9,000 years of human habitation at this important location on Lake Champlain. 

The fee is $6.00 for adults, free for children under 15, and includes admission to the Chimney Point and Crown Point museums.  Consider wearing a hat and bringing water.  Another bridge tour will take place on September 27, at 1 pm, starting at the Crown Point, NY, museum.

The Chimney Point State Historic Site is located at 8149 VT Route 17, at the Vermont end of the new Lake Champlain Bridge.  Call 802-759-2412 for information.

The Crown Point State Historic Site is located at the New York end of the bridge.   Call 518-597-3666 for the Crown Point museum.

Photo of the Crown Point Bridge over Lake Champlain courtesy John Warren.

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