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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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Great museum

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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English first
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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

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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

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North East, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 

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Marathon, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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)

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Venice Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I didn't expect to find such a sophisticated, well-designed, and thoroughly educational small museum dedicated to all things decoy, and I found just that. The attractiveness of the displays; the smart way in which the history and economics and art/craft are shown and told; and the clear and thorough text and labels; all make this a must-see for anyone in... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited the museum on a weekday and was pleasantly surprised at the beauty of all the decoys. Thje views are wonderful

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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