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“Needs improvement” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
(410) 939-4800
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Havre de Grace Maryland
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“Needs improvement”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Was not interesting. Would have been nice if someone could have taken us on a tour or talked about the boats, etc.

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Delaware, US
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“Interesting artifacts for a maritime enthusiast.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

The maritime museum in Havre de Grace is a small, local museum that showcases a lot of local tools of the trade. We spent about 30 minutes wandering the museum and enjoyed learning about maritime history, looking at crab pots, ship models and bathing suits of the olden days. We were the only people there except for the receptionist. They have a new display called "Beyond Jamestown: Life 400 years ago" that has a more current hands-on approach which is probably more kid-friendly than just reading the placards in the main section of the museum. They have wooden boat building sessions on Tuesday nights were 40 people come together to work on their boats in the lower section of the building that sounded interesting...although we weren't there on a Tuesday so that area was closed. I would not go out of my way to see this museum unless I was very interested in maritime history of the region, however, if you are wandering around the promenade by the bay waiting for a tour on the Skipjack Martha Lewis, it's worth popping in for 20 - 30 minutes to wander around. The museum is right next to a classic light house as well, although the lighthouse is only open for the public on weekends. We enjoyed the tour of the Lockhouse Museum more where they explained about how the mules pulled the barges up the river and told us about life for the families living on the boats..

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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“Great little maritime museum focusing on the Chesapeake Bay history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

Four of us spent a rainy Sunday afternoon there and learned a good deal of history of the local area. From the outside there is a large boat propeller and you can see the Concord Point Lighthouse. There is a wonderful little boardwalk along the water too. Parking is up the hill in a lot or down the hill/stairs along the road. Inside, we were able to see the new Jamestown exhibit, the regular navigational displays and unique gift shop. Bring your camera and take some interesting shots of pieces such as the binnacle and petroglyphs. Some items are on loan so they won't be there all the time either. They host 'Boat Making' schools and the gift shop has nautical items for all ages. The website is helpful too. Adults will spend more time there looking and reading about the exhibits than children will but they do host educational classes for kids during the week. Definitely worth the $4 per person donation.

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