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The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

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Address: 100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Phone Number: (410) 939-4800
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interesting maritime history

A small museum but very interesting. A number of displays about waterfowl hunting, ice cutting industry of old, early native American and maritime life in general. The staff was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2016
David W
Harker Heights
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Harker Heights
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

A small museum but very interesting. A number of displays about waterfowl hunting, ice cutting industry of old, early native American and maritime life in general. The staff was very friendly and there is a small gift shop. A $3 donations is requested to tour.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

The museum has some good displays, but if you are into maritime museums, this one will most likely disappoint you. It is very small, and it spends more exhibits on the Chesapeake and less on boats and ships.

1 Thank JohnBCowgill
Thomasville, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Havre de Grace is a very cool and historic town at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay. The maritime museum would be great without the blowhard, obviously alcoholic, yahoo that provides tours there. Judgmental, very ignorant, and seemingly had a total agenda of god-knows-what that was making everyone there uncomfortable. The museum is bits and pieces of stuff with the... More 

Thank 31792Hutch
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

lots of fun for a day trip. the museum wasn't crowded and had some really fun and interesting exhibits.

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

This was a nice thing to visit when it was raining and lots of things to look at and still be able to take a short trip

Thank ry14
Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised when we visited this museum. I've driven by it many times but had never gone in. For a small donation (just $2) you can spend some time here looking at various maritime artifacts including Coast Guard artifacts. There is a very nice video of John Smith's discovery and exploration of the Chesapeake Bay in the 1600s.... More 

1 Thank Sharon M
Poulsbo, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I enjoyed looking at the different items in the museum. I found the information on John Smith interesting and also liked looking at different items related to boats and ships

Thank celested1016
Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum is adjacent to the Concord Point Lighthouse, Havre de Grace Promenade, and Tydings Park. The Havre de Grace Decoy Museum is also nearby. One can take in all these attractions from one parking space. No need to drive from place to place! There is plenty of free parking along Concord Street and Lafayette Street.... More 

4 Thank Maurene_K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Great little museum which is constantly being updated. Also offers many classes, concerts, lectures... Definitely worth checking out their programs. Free with donations requested. Get on their mailing list to see all there events.

Thank Abe S
Alexandria, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Maritime Museum features insights into the rich history of Havre de Grave as well as the exploration and settlement of the upper Chesapeake Bay. One room is dedicated to the evolution of the settlement of this area as the English began to move north from Virginia. The importance of the Bay for fishing and hunting becomes much clearer in... More 

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