August 23, 2013

Of Interest: Aug. 23, 2013

New guided walking tour premieres Sunday

CROWN POINT — A new guided walking tour will demonstrate how the Champlain Bridge connects history as well as the states of New York and Vermont.

Starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, state historic site managers Elsa Gilbertson at Chimney Point, Vt., and Tom Hughes at Crown Point will lead a two-hour guided walk back and forth across the bridge.

“We want to show people what they can see by walking across the bridge,” Hughes said by email. “The narrow channel and peninsulas, or points, on both the east and west sides made this one of the most strategic spots on Lake Champlain for the Native Americans, French, British and early Americans.”

Tour-goers will meet at the Chimney Point State Historic Site museum in Vermont, located at the foot of the bridge at the end of Vermont Route 17.

The fee is $6 for adults, free for children under 15, and includes same-day admission to both the Chimney Point and Crown Point museums after the tour.

Another tour will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, starting at the Crown Point State Historic Site at the New York side of the bridge.




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