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“An emerging treasure!” 5 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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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Abingdon, MD
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“An emerging treasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum is a tremendous place to spend an afternoon or so and learn all about the history of Havre de Grace, the State of Maryland, the Northeastern region, Harford County, etc. The exhibits are most informative and are growing all the time. There is ho admission fee; just a suggested donation of $2. The place is getting better all the time and great things are planned for the museum. They are working hard to efficintly use all their space and preserve the treasures they have. Any donations are greatly welcome to finance their endeavors. You can find out about John Smith, the War of 1812, Havre de Grace history, and local industry just to name a few items. Soon they will have an exhibit saluting Bethlehem Steel. This place is truly an emerging treasure and I hope the day comes when it becomes a wait just to get inside because of the crowd. .

Visited December 2012
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Milford, Delaware
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Nice museum - interesting collection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Very interesting collection of local maritime items and implements. Learned a lot about watermen and their profession. Don't miss it!

Visited June 2012
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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192 reviews 192 reviews
95 attraction reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Nice little museum with good history.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This is a small museum that explains the history of the Upper Chesapeake and Lower Susquehanna region. It talks about fishing, duck hunting, native americans, lighthouses and navigation. What is really interesting is the display of three petroglyphs that are adorned with native american symbols. They were retrieved before the Conowingo Dam was completed as the area they were found was flooded by the dam. Good place to stop when strolling on the promenade right outside.

Visited September 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Nice Boats!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I was first invited here to bless the first floating of a boat building class's final projects. I have since had the chance to meet many of the administration, and their devotion to their work is admirable. It's not just a final resting place for vintage items, but a lively center for the continuation of an important culture.

Visited October 2011
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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“Book club visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We visited this museum as part of our book club discussion group. It is a wonderfully spacious museum with a number of changing exhibits. It has wonderful examples of maritime travelling from the history of European settlement of the Chesaoeake Bay.

Visited September 2012
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