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Havre de Grace Decoy Museum
Based on 14 traveler reviews
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.
May 06, 2014 by: jrmod from West Chester, Pennsylvania
Been there years ago, all new and really a fascinating stop. You will not be disappointed. Very well detailed history of the town, great old boats that were used many years ago. A must see.
Not just Decoys!
Dec 02, 2013 by: bchane from Memphis, Tennessee
Expecting carved decoys only (which I love!), I was delighted to come into contact with the rich heritage of sport and commericial duck and geese hunting in this area for over a hundred years. The displays included maps, full size watercraft, a fascinating array of guns along with a highly specialized library for reading or research. The upper floor has floor to ceiling windows which feature a panoramic view of the Chesapeake bay. Highly recommended.
Jul 30, 2013 by: LesPicker from Havre de Grace, Maryland
Look, I am not a decoy maven, but I still enjoyed the museum and the skill of the artisans. Worth a quick stop.
Duck Decoys and more
Jul 27, 2013 by: UsaHawkeye44 from USA
Very informative,the history of how they over killed the water fowl before they had regulation. great displays of hunting methods and the tradition of decoy making.
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