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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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Extremely well-done!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
AdmiralJann
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Marathon, Florida
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Marathon, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Poulsbo, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
55 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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99 helpful votes 99 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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