Chimney Point State Historic Site

Addison, Vermont

Chimney Point is located on Lake Champlain at the foot of the Champlain Bridge. Native Americans began camping at the site nearly 7,500 years ago. The French built a fort at Chimney Point in 1731 and French settlers lived in the area from the early 1740s until 1759. Today, the exhibits and programs at the Chimney Point Museum explore part of Vermont’s ethnic heritage, from prehistoric evidence to the contemporary issues and traditions kept alive by both peoples. Visitors can visit a historic tavern building (later a summer resort), which houses the museum, a period tap room and a post office. The museum offers exhibits on Native American and French history using artifacts, as well as changing exhibits and a gift shop. Special Programs are also available.

7305 VT Route 125
Addison, Vermont 05491
(802) 759-2412
(802) 759-2547

Hours of Operation

Open late May through mid-October, Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. (subject to change) and Monday holidays

Chimney Point State Historic Site
Vermont Dept. of Tourism and Marketing
Visitor Experiences

Fort on Site
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Handicap Accessibility
Living History Presentation
Native American Interpretation
Park/Recreation Area
Picnic Area
Visitors Center