The 1929 Champlain Bridge had long been an icon on Lake Champlain, gracefully arching over the narrow part of the lake between New York and Vermont. Its award-winning replacement, opened in 2011, not only pays tribute to its predecessor but now makes a pedestrian connection between two significant historical sites in both states. On this tour, we’ll explore the Revolutionary War-era tavern at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Vermont, French and British forts at the Crown Point State Historic Site in New York, the Crown Point lighthouse with its blue limestone from the Clark Quarry in Willsboro, and the new bridge that ties them together—all sites within the Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area. The tour will be led by several guides, including Elsa Gilberson, Regional Historic Site Administrator, Michael G. Roets, Crown Point Historic Site Manager, Suzanne Maye, Lake Champlain Visitor Center Manager, and Historian Robert McCullough.
The tour begins at 10:00 am and ends around 3:30 p.m.
The fee is $35 for AARCH members and $45 for non-members.