Chimney Point State Historic Site
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Chimney Point State of Vermont Historic Site
The Chimney Point Museum chronicles the settlement of Lake Champlain’s shore from the Native Americans to French colonists. Nearly 7,500 years ago, Native Americans came to the surrounding areas to hunt and fish, and built their campsites
The French established a small fort at Chimney Point in 1731 to protect their interests in the valley, until Fort de Pieux was built across the lake (at present day Crown Point). The government of New France encouraged settlement and in 1743, the settlement of Hocquart was established. At the end of the Seven Years War, the British drove the French north into Canada. All that remained on the point of the land were their chimneys, hence the name Chimney Point.
To reach the museum, take Route 22A North or South to Route 17 West. Then take the left turn immediately before the Lake Champlain Bridge.
Chimney Point State Historic Site, Chimney Point, VT Tel. 802-759-2412.
The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday: 9:30am-5:30pm, Memorial Day (end of May) to Columbus Day (mid-October).
For more Information on State-owned Historic Sites write to:
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
135 State Street, Drawer 33
Montpelier, VT 05633-1201