Museum Offers Lake Winnipesaukee Boat House Tours


The New Hampshire Boat Museum will host a tour of the fascinating boathouses of Lake Winnipesaukee on Thursday, August 11, with a rain date of Friday, August 12. Tickets are still available, but are selling fast for the 9:00 am and 1:00 pm tours. To purchase tickets, visit or call (603) 569-4554.

There are three types of tickets available for purchase. For those wishing to ride in an elegant vintage wooden boat driven by the boat’s experienced owner, tickets are $150 per person. For those wishing to ride in a variety of fun antique cars, tickets are $75 per person. And for those wishing to drive their own car, tickets are $40 per person. Members of the New Hampshire Boat Museum receive a 10% discount on these prices.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating our 10th anniversary of this unique signature event for the New Hampshire Boat Museum,” stated Kristin Isley, the Boathouse Tour Chair. ” The Boathouse Tour is one of the Museum’s most popular educational events that gets people learning about New Hampshire’s rich lake history. Funds raised from the tour assist the Museum’s general operating fund.”

Currently, there are 5 boathouses that will be toured via boat, including 2 which are on Lake Winnipesaukee islands. For those taking the tour by antique or personal car, there are currently 4 boathouses to tour. The boathouses are a mix of historic to modern. Many house the owner’s vintage wooden boats. Participants get out and tour each boathouse with guides available to tell the boathouse’s history.

For those taking the tour via their own car, participants meet at the New Hampshire Boat Museum to begin their tour. Detailed maps, with driving directions, along with wrist bands are picked up at the Museum that morning. Self-drive tickets can be purchased the day of the tour. The Boat Museum opens early at 9:00 am to accommodate car tour participants.  Each boathouse location has parking easily available with signage clearly marking the site.