Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Antique Boat Museum features the largest collection of antique and classic boats on display in North America! While visiting the museum you can learn about boating history on the St. Lawrence River, row a St. Lawrence skiff in French Bay, tour George Boldt’s historic two-story houseboat, and take a speedboat ride through the islands in a triple cockpit runabout. The Antique Boat Museum provides a welcoming space for all, with wheelchair accessibility. Expect to spend 1.5-2hrs at this premier freshwater boating museum.
The Antique Boat Museum offers the opportunity to roam through the popular Boat Museum and Museum Store. In addition to browsing through history, the museum provides walking tours of the 1903 Houseboat, and multiple non-stopping options to cruise in on the River. Check them out!
- Ride the River for 45min in a 30′ Triple Cockpit Hacker-Craft
- Enjoy a 2hr Sunset Cruise through the 1000 Islands
- A 30min Walking Tour of La Duchesse
- Tuesday night Sailing & Rowing during July and August
- Group Tours (Private tour of La Duchesse included)
Admission Rates & Packages
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find Lunch/Dinner after my visit?
We highly suggest The Wood Boat Brewery for delicious pizza just across the street! You may find them at 625 Mary St. You may also find many other options in Downtown Clayton in just a short 5-10min walk around the corner.
What if we don’t have a vehicle with us to get to Downtown?
Swan Bay offers free Shuttle Bus services! Our Shuttle Bus will pick you up and drop you off in the towns of Clayton and Alexandria Bay throughout the Summer months. Call our Main Office at (315) 482-7926 to check out our schedule in the days leading up to your visit!
** We may also have limited amounts of discounted tickets to the ABM in our Office.
750 Mary St.
Clayton, NY 13624
Operating: May to October each year!