2020 Vermont Tourism Network Guide

– 68 – CENTRAL VERMONT STATE HISTORIC SITE Chimney Point State Historic Site Addison Museum of Native American, French and early Vermont Heritage Discover the legacy of Native American, French Colonial and early American settlement at the Chimney Point Museum. Housed in a beautifully preserved historic tavern (c. 1785), the museum features exhibits that explore 9000 years of human activity at the site including archaeological discoveries made during the Lake Champlain Bridge project. Native people hunting and fishing along the lake camped at this site as early as 7,000 B.C. In 1731, a French fort was built here and ten years later a French settlement was established to support the soldiers across the lake at Fort St. Frederic . The museum also boasts the earliest surviving tavern tap room on the lake and a 1905 post office. Visitors can cross the Lake Champlain Bridge on foot and enjoy the interpretive trail on both sides. Amenities include a museum shop, picnic tables and handicapped accessible restrooms. Dates of Operation: Late May – MidOctober, Wednesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM Group Policy and Rates: Preregistered groups of 10 or more: $3.00 per person (reservations required) Physical Address: 8149 Rte. 17W, Addison, VT 05491 Contact: Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Historic Site Administrator • elsa.gilbertson@vermont.gov • 8027592412 historicsites.vermont.gov/chimneypoint  STATE HISTORIC SITE Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site Hubbardton A Revolutionary War Site On July 7, 1777, the only battle of the Revolution to take place in Vermont was waged in the hills of Hubbardton. Here, the British met American resistance for the first time and an American rear guard helped to stem the tide of General Burgoyne’s Northern Campaign. Both sides suffered losses. The successful action of the American rebels at Hubbardton set the stage for the major British defeat at Saratoga. The site’s Visitor Center, features an interpretive exhibit and a narrated fiberoptic map. Walking trails on the scenic hilltop battlefield include interpretive signs that outline strategic points in the engagement. Amenities include a museum shop, picnic tables and handicapped accessible restrooms. Dates of Operation: Late May – MidOctober, Wednesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM Group Policy & Rates: Preregistered groups of 10 or more: $2.00 per person (reservations required) Physical Address: 5696 Monument Road, Hubbardton, VT 05732 Contact: Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Historic Site Administrator, 8149 Rte. 17W, Addison, VT 04591 elsa.gilbertson@vermont.gov • 8027592412 • historicsites.vermont.gov/hubbardtonbattlefield 

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