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Havre De Grace Decoy Museum, Havre de Grace

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  • This is a museum about duck decoys used in bird hunting. It is small, but professionally designed with interactive exhibits. It covers both the hunting and folk art aspects of the creation of duck dec...  more »
  • Decided to give it a try - more to get out of the heat than anything... but was pleasantly surprised... lots of neat history and the view from upstairs balcony was AMAZING  more »
  • The decoy museum combines the carvings of the best decoy carvers on the Chesapeake Bay. You will find decoys from the past great carvers such as Mitchell, McGaw, Daddy Holly. Gibson and Ward Brothers ...  more »
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  • The collection at the decoy museum illustrates the boom years of the decoy capital of the world from several perspectives. First floor exhibits describe life on the Susquehanna, with displays of boat parts, nautical rope work and a short film. Most notable is an exhibit on hunting practices in which patrons walk along an indoor pier past collections of guns and reproduced blinds. The second floor exhibit focusses on Havre de Grace's most celebrated decoy makers and their work. Wax figures of the artisans in reproductions of their workshops accompany definitive collections of their decoys. Also featured are recorded interviews with some of the makers. The decoy museum delivers on its promise and is an essential stop for decoy enthusiasts. For the uninitiated the decoy museum offers a thoroughly detailed look into a world they may not have known existed. With its sometimes wooden presentation (get it?), the museum is steeped in field trip nostalgia for adults, but may leave small children bored. Highly recommended nonetheless! Tickets are $5.
  • The staff was pleasant. The number of DeVos was a bit mindboggling.
  • I am from Louisiana and I visited the Museum several years ago, while on a business trip, and was so fascinated with the great displays and historical content that I planned any subsequent trips to include a visit to the Museum. I am now retired and would love to bring my Grand Kids!
  • Great selection of decoys and info of how hunting was done
  • Awesome showcase and nice pictures