An hour from Burlington is Vergennes, Vermont, the state's oldest city and home to the
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
, a 1776 gunboat replica (the original is in the Smithsonian) is docked on the Lake Champlain waterfront was especially impressive after listening to a fascinating forty minute lecture about life on board. We learned what made the area so pivotal to Benedict Arnold’s fleet during the American Revolution. And, there’s so much more… shipwrecks, maritime artifacts and interesting exhibits.