Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
Havre de Grace, MD
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description: The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum is dedicated to telling the story of the rich maritime heritage and history of the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay by collecting, documenting, and preserving the material culture and oral histories of this region. This land has seen generations of people living along the water and utilizing its resources from the prehistoric Native peoples, to the earliest European settlers and the thriving population of today’s community. All of these lifeways are connected to the Bay and the Museum’s exhibits and programs reflect this intrinsic link. The Museum strives to educate the public that al areas - humans, plants, animals, organisms -need to be strong in order foe the Bay to be healthy.
Location / Directions:

Take Exit 89 from both I-95 North or South. Follow Route 155 down the hill straight to the dead end at Juanita St. Turn Right. Turn Left at Otsego St. Follow this street as it turns right onto Union Avenue. Turn left at Lafayette Street. Parking is provided in front of the museum or in the street.

  • From Route 40 East: Turn right onto Ostego Street.
  • From Route 40 West: Turn left onto Ostego Street.
Physical Address: Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
100 Lafayette Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Mailing Address: Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
100 Lafayette Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Phone: (410) 939-4800
E-mail: museum@comcast.net
Activities: Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School offers lessons in traditional boat building and repair. The site offers guided and self-guided tours along with a children and family activity guide booklet. Havre de Grace Maritime Museums showcases hands-on displays, curriculum-based school, tours, changing and interactive exhibits, preschool reading programs. Additionally, the Museum sponsors special events and activities such as; an archaeology summer camp, teen boat camp, Children’s Day Earth Day, Canoe Rendezvous, Founders Day, Maritime Waterfront Festival, lecture series, demonstrations, preservation workshops, and concerts.

Educational Programs Tours / Walking Tours

Operating Hours: June-August: Seven days/week. 10-5
September- May : Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 10 – 5
Tuesday 7:00pm – 9:30 pm for Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School.
Fees: Admission: $3 Adults; $2 Seniors and students; children under 8 are free.

Guided tours $4/person
Visitor Facilities: Restrooms are for museum visitors only. Tourist Information Center and gift shop on site featuring local and regional items, collectibles, and books. Site features a transient pier and access to town boardwalk. Event rentals available at museum and event tent overlooking Bay.
Accessibility: Main floor (galleries, gift shop, and restroom) are currently accessible. Elevator and ground floor to be completed by years end.
Website: http://www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - Comments or Questions: Call: 1-800-YOUR-BAY