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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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fantastic artistic and historical offerings

FULL of beautiful art and decoys. Rich full history on the most famous decoy carvers of the area and the history of the water fowl industry on the Chesapeake in its heyday

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mark L
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

FULL of beautiful art and decoys. Rich full history on the most famous decoy carvers of the area and the history of the water fowl industry on the Chesapeake in its heyday

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Worcester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was not too big, but there was a good deal to take in. One of the things that we especially appreciated about it was that it was multidimensional. They didn't just display decoys and how they were made. The didn't just educate us on waterfowl and how they migrate, or the other parts of hunting, like the boats... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in after a meal - it was something different to see. I may not drive all the way to Harve de Grace JUST for this- but certainly worth stopping in.

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Even if you don't like hunting you will appreciate this museums historical importance. The Susquehanna Flats was a vital hunting location of waterfowl at the turn of the 20th century. This northern Maryland area gave birth to very talented decoy carvers and the museum documents that. As the hunting declined the artform really emerged and many collectors have beautiful replicas... More 

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Greentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This museum walks the uninitiated through an important economic and cultural impact of duck hunting on the Susquehanna Flats Region. It effectively shows how the economic realities of duck as food source lead to unintended consequences , thankfully avoided, extinction ... an effort that reaches back into the 1930's. How the decoy businesses evolved into art forms isn't effectively answered...at... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I really did not know what to expect here other than some decoys. It was a nice surprise to how nice this place was and the admission price of $6 is very reasonable. A great collection of all things hunting related to the area and the decoys were awesome, too.

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Thank Tony M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

If you don't like hunting, you won't find much to peak your interest. However, it is a very nice, clean, well laid out museum. It is very thorough and informative.

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Thank Thomas A
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Lovely museum...beautiful location. Worth visiting just for the gorgeous view of the Chesapeake Bay. I took the best photograph of my entire trip from the second story balcony.

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Higganum, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

after gunning on the Eastern Shore Saturday morning, we drove to Havre de Grace, Md. to visit the Decoy Museum. This a must stop for anyone interested in Water fowling, Maryland history, or Folk Art. This is a fascinating collection of Waterfowl history and the men that pioneered it.

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Thank frank k
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

This is a small museum, but is wonderful for learning about the fowl life of the Chesapeake.If you go to the Havre de Grace Boat Basin you can walk the rebuilt boardwalk right to the museum The boardwalk is an enjoyable walk

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