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Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

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Address: 215 Giles Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Phone Number: 410-939-3739
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Wad on town for business, had some spare time to kill. The museum was very interesting. I would recommend this.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wad on town for business, had some spare time to kill. The museum was very interesting. I would recommend this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Was walking by the museum and decided to check it out. I am not a decoy person, however, the museum was well worth the visit. Decoys are now wood art and all of the decoys were amazing. A lot of history about the use of decoys in hunting and a interesting info on men who became legends in the decoys... More 

Thank schafitz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Half history museam and half art museum. Facility and showcases are well maintained. Very informative on local history and the art of decoys. Great place to visit for all ages. Most weekends they have interactive sessions with local decoy artist sand boat makers. An enjoyable visit for the whole family or even a first date.

Thank Michael C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We found this a very interesting museum full of local history . A very nice find . I would highly recommend a visit with family and friends

Thank Rushafer1
Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I found the Decoy Museum to be informative and educational. My wife who is Vegan and an animal rights person, had to walk away from some of the displays as the displays exemplify the mass killing of ducks.

Thank gvsnj
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I went here with a friend who lives in VA, and I have to be honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. I wasn't sure if I was going to like seeing guns and replicas of ducks. BUT, I really enjoyed it and learned a lot! I especially liked the sinkboat display (which was located within... More 

Thank Panner1995
North East, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Many years ago (late 1700's into early 1800's) duck hunters discovered the land of milk and honey: The Susquehanna Flats. Form Havre de Grace to Charlestown, MD. in the tidewater area of three to four feet of sandy bottom water and river grasses, you could find millions of ducks: Mallards, Canvasbacks, etc. Duck Dinners, Duck meat, and other duck specialties... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Always a delight to revisit this museum. It is thorough and the displays convey a sense of time and history with a lot of heart. I have been to this museum numerous times and always enjoy going back and learning more. It is well done and worth the admission. A great group and a great way to support Havre de... More 

Thank fulgulite
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you are interested in waterfowl hunting, decoy carving and some local history then this is a great stop to make. There are a lot of exhibits and it's an interesting place. Like many museums of this ilk, unless your child has a special interest, or you are intent on introducing him/her to this art form, it's not the liveliest... More 

Thank Baltoborn
Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Displays were well-marked & well-lit. Information was plentiful and shared the history of the trade and its impact on the area. Docents were pleasant & knowledgeable. They were open on Memorial Day Monday - unlike all the other museums in town (Wed-Sun, at best)

Thank AdmiralJann

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