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Description - Chimney Point houses an interpretive exhibit of eight thousand years of Native American history. The exhibit begins with the earliest archaeological evidence and concludes with a look at contemporary issues and cultural traditions. The site is open May 27 through October 8, Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Attractions - The narrows of Lake Champlain have been continually occupied for over 12,000 years. Lake Champlain was a major transportation route along which people settled. Native Americans camped and seasonally settled here. The French began settlement in the 1690's and the area became an important part of New France. In the disturbed days of the French and Indian Wars, the settlers, threatened by the British, burned their homes and fled. The dismal sight of blackened chimneys rising from empty cellar holes gave Chimney Point its name.

Today the large 18th century tavern at Chimney Point houses an interpretive exhibit of eight thousand years of Native American history. "People of the Dawn and People of New France" uses artifacts and an audiovisual component to provide an overview of the Native American and French settlement of the Champlain Valley. The exhibit begins with the earliest archaeological evidence and concludes with a look at contemporary issues and cultural traditions. Also included is a restored 19th century tavern, once visited by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and an adjacent 1920's Post Office.

Recreation - The site is open May 27 through October 8, Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 to 5:00

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures in the lower half of the Lakes / Kingdom region averages 14 to 16 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -9 Celsius). The upper half of this region experiences winter temperatures ranging below 14 degrees Fahrenheit (below -10 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures are cooler along the western area of Lake Champlain averaging 66 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 21 Celsius). The central area of this region expects temperatures from 66 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 20 Celsius) with the eastern area of this region experiencing the coolest summer time temperatures of less than 66 degrees Fahrenheit (below 19 Celsius). The yearly precipitation for Lakes and Kingdom Travel Region vary from less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the western line to more than 44 inches (112 centimeters) along the eastern border of New Hampshire and Canada.

Location - Chimney Point State Historic Site is located in Addison, Vermont along the southern shores of Lake Champlain at the junction of SRs 17 and 125.


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Contact Information:
Agency of Commerce & Community Deve., Division for Historic Preservation, National Life Building, Drawer 20 , Montpelier, VT, 05620-0501, Phone: 802-828-3051

Additional Information:
Northern Vermont - Northern Vermont stretches between America's sixth largest lake and the state line of New Hampshire, this region offers an array of outdoor activities from boating and fishing to mountain hikes and moose hunting.
Vermont State Parks and Forests - Vermont has over 50 state parks and over 2,200 campsites and shelters available for seasonal use. Most state parks permit cross-country skiing and several permit snowmobiling on designated routes. Vermont also offers over 35 state forests open for recreation use along with four rail trails and nearly a dozen historic sites.
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