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“Lost their Best Attraction”

The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

I used to go to the museum and get live demonstrations from the Boat Building School. Since they were kicked out, there isn't much left. At least the Boat School found a new home in North East. Save your time and go to a Maritime Museum with boats!

6  Thank HistoricalEnthusiast
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We are rather new in the area and went to "explore" Havre de Grace. We love boats and, basically, all things "water". We drove into town not knowing about ANYTHING and had a GREAT day!
We "found" the museum while looking for a parking spot to check out the Concord Point Lighthouse, we spotted right across the street. (Also cool to check out)
The museum has a rather nice collection of nautical artifacts, photos and bios on display. No, it's not the Smithsonian, but Havre de Grace isn't DC either!! We enjoyed looking at all the old equipment and reading the fascinating captions on the (very) old pictures. Of course there is a wonderful Gift Shop with something for "the shopper" in all of us! We bought a CD of old "Sea Shanties".
(Fun to listen to on the deck, in the dark, with a brandy!)
I suggest it as part of a nice way to spend the day in Havre de Grace. It only takes about 45 minutes, or so, to give it a good "once over". Then check out the lighthouse. Next take a leisurely stroll on the water's edge boardwalk promenade. There's is a wonderfully funky marina restaurant at the end to grab a bite. Or have dinner in one of the waterview restaurants in the "downtown" area. (That's what we did.)
We plan to make it one of our seasonal places to visit.

Thank maxanddenise
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

It is a great location and nice building, however, collection is not extensive. Also, they have recently asked the boat building group to move out. Wrong!

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Water and transportation enthusiasts will find it nostalgic.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

Actually learned some things about the area. Also, exhibits were unique and interesting.

Thank irimot
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