Depart from Meredith Bay

August 8th
2019 BHT has been rescheduled to the Rain date:

August 9th

By boat, car, or self tour —
click here for pricing

Have you ever wondered what’s inside those magnificent or unusual boathouses that dot the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee? Now’s your chance to find out on our Annual Boathouse Tour!

The Boathouse Tour is one of the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s most popular events. Plus, the tour is unique because it’s the ONLY boathouse tour in the country. Each year’s tour includes a variety of boathouses – vintage and new, large and small. All of them have interesting or unusual features. And no two are alike. Each year you will tour a different set of boathouses while you learn their history from our volunteer guides.

Don’t be disappointed. Be sure to purchase your tickets early because tickets sell out fast. Some Boathouse Tour enthusiasts have been known to buy next year’s tickets right after they’ve completed the tour! Tour tickets also make excellent gifts for loved ones.

As an additional bonus, your Boathouse Tour ticket will give you free admission to the New Hampshire Boat Museum either on the day of the tour or at a later time. Just be sure to save the ticket to give to our admissions staff.

Thank you to our 2019 Boathouse Tour sponsor.

Vintage Boat / Antique Car / Your Car

Three options for the tour.


Tours depart from Meredith Bay.

Thank you to our friends at the Inn at Mill Falls for generously donating the Chase House for registration.


For more information about the three ways of taking the tour and how to buy tickets, see the reservation page.

NH Boat Museum: Boat House Tour 2012 from Museum Assistant on Vimeo



“This year was my fourth Boathouse Tour and once again it was fabulous. To ride in wooden boats all over the lake and see amazing boathouses and summer “cottages” (which are usually mansions by my definition) is so relaxing and so much fun. We buy our tickets in January to make sure we don’t miss it.”

— Tour attendee, New York —