Thursday, July 28, 2016

History Tour Across Lake Champlain Bridge July 31

crown point 1930On July 31, 2016, at 1 pm, a guided history walk across the Lake Champlain Bridge will be held. Attendees will meet at the Crown Point State Historic Site museum nestled between two colonial forts on the New York side of the bridge for the start of the tour. Allow at least two hours for this walk back and forth across the bridge.

Participants can learn about nearly 9,000 years of human history at this important and beautiful location on Lake Champlain. The channel with its peninsulas, or points, on each side made it one of the most strategic spots on Lake Champlain for the Native Americans for millennia, and for the French, British, and early Americans in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The fee is $6 for adults, free for children under 15, and includes admission to the museums of the Crown Point State Historic Site in NY and the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Vermont. Consider wearing a hat and bringing water.

Crown Point State Historic Site is located at 21 Grandview Drive in Crown Point at the foot of the Lake Champlain Bridge. Call (518) 597-3666 for the Crown Point museum. The site is open daily from sunrise until sunset with the museum opened from 9:30 to 5, Thursday through Monday.

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