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Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

Address: 215 Giles Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Phone Number: 410-939-3739
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

From hunters to people with interest in folk art, the Havre de Grace decoy museum is a must see. It gives a wonderful history lesson and a view into the past that has all but been forgotten. It gives you a new appreciation for the "old way" of doing things and seeing the effort that is put into these works... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
55 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had planned on going to Balitmore for a day, but was tired of visiting big cities. I ended up going to Havre de Grace and found the Decoy Museum. I had no idea what it was but checked it out. Once I stepped into the museum, I understood what decot meant :) Anyways, I liked the museum and enjoyed... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have to admit I was a little hesitant to spend $6 to visit a decoy museum as I'm not a hunter nor am I into working with wood or painting. Boy was I surprised at this little gem! The displays are wonderfully detailed and very interesting. The wax figures were amazing, and their collection of carved birds were amazing.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I loved seeing the detail and talent that goes into the making of these decoy. This is a very informative little museum.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews 126 reviews
23 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A well-organized small museum on the waterfront of Havre de Grace. The exhibits are well organized following the timeline of decoy history. Videos show decoy making technics and narration by the artists. A second floor has cabinets of decoys displayed with lifelike wax figures of the carvers. This is truly a museum where you can learn a whole lot about... More 

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Orlando, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This small museum tells the story of decoy carving by watermen of this area. Great place to visit if you like local information, or decoy carving.

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Alexandria, VA
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563 reviews 563 reviews
276 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Havre de Grace has been the center of decoy carving for many years, set right in the middle of the eastern migration trail of flocks of birds. This rich history is captured nicely in the Decoy Museum with two floors of exhibits about hunting for water birds and the importance of decoys to its success. Some interesting narrative accounts of... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Been there years ago, all new and really a fascinating stop. You will not be disappointed. Very well detailed history of the town, great old boats that were used many years ago. A must see.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Expecting carved decoys only (which I love!), I was delighted to come into contact with the rich heritage of sport and commericial duck and geese hunting in this area for over a hundred years. The displays included maps, full size watercraft, a fascinating array of guns along with a highly specialized library for reading or research. The upper floor has... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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172 reviews 172 reviews
45 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Look, I am not a decoy maven, but I still enjoyed the museum and the skill of the artisans. Worth a quick stop.

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