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Havre de Grace Decoy Museum
Based on 18 traveler reviews
Sep 28, 2014 by: tom_crab from Maryland
I have to admit I was a little hesitant to spend $6 to visit a decoy museum as I'm not a hunter nor am I into working with wood or painting. Boy was I surprised at this little gem! The displays are wonderfully detailed and very interesting. The wax figures were amazing, and their collection of carved birds were amazing. Do yourself a favor and visit this place.
Great selection of decoys
Sep 15, 2014 by: Nancy L from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I loved seeing the detail and talent that goes into the making of these decoy. This is a very informative little museum.
This is Duck Decoy Mecca
Sep 07, 2014 by: Portena-by-Marriage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A well-organized small museum on the waterfront of Havre de Grace. The exhibits are well organized following the timeline of decoy history. Videos show decoy making technics and narration by the artists. A second floor has cabinets of decoys displayed with lifelike wax figures of the carvers. This is truly a museum where you can learn a whole lot about decoys, whether you are a newbie or an aficionado. A cute gift shop has unique, well-priced items for purchase. Well worth a visit any day of the year.
If you like history, culture or decoys, this is a good choice
Aug 28, 2014 by: Evelyn T from Orlando, Florida
This small museum tells the story of decoy carving by watermen of this area. Great place to visit if you like local information, or decoy carving.
A Unique Museum
Aug 07, 2014 by: jeffl499 from Alexandria, VA
Havre de Grace has been the center of decoy carving for many years, set right in the middle of the eastern migration trail of flocks of birds. This rich history is captured nicely in the Decoy Museum with two floors of exhibits about hunting for water birds and the importance of decoys to its success. Some interesting narrative accounts of the sport along with insights about the development of decoys carving and production. A full array of beautiful decoys are scattered throughout the museum. Most interesting is the second floor exhibit of the masters in the decoy carving profession presented in full dress set among their creations. A small admission charge for a museum that you will not find anywhere else.
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