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Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

215 Giles Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-939-3739
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Type: Specialty Museums
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- Sep 15, 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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87 helpful votes 87 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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229 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
41 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Very informative,the history of how they over killed the water fowl before they had regulation. great displays of hunting methods and the tradition of decoy making.

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Charlestown, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Lots of decoys for sure, but also the why and the how and the who. Brings it all to life and palces it in history and sport. Not so boring for young ones because of clever displays - connects to the promenade for walking.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Interesting place. Known for years but never been there. The 2nd floor view was beautiful of the bay. If you like decoys, art or the water sports like hunting this is for you. If not, I can't recommend it. Its pricey unless you are into this. But the view is great. There are many many decoys.

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