Havre de Grace, Maryland: Decoy Museum

Carved fowl decoys and their use by duck hunters is explored. Havre de Grace is the "Decoy Capital of the World."

Address:
215 Giles St., Havre de Grace, MD
Directions:
I-95 exit 89 East to Havre de Grace. Go 4.6 mi. to Juniata St. Turn right, go .9 mi. to Revolution St. and turn left. Go right on Union Ave., at end turn left onto Commerce St.
Hours:
M-Sa 10:30-4:30, Su 12-4. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
410-939-3739
Admission:
$6 Adults, $5 seniors, $2 under 18.
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Decoy Museum.

Decoy Museum

A museum dedicated to "working decoys" (decoys that sit in the water and attract ducks, not the ones that sit on the shelf and attract comments), also other aspects of duck hunting in the Susquehanna tidal flats area. Decoys, videos of people making decoys, boats, boat-mounted duck shotguns (used before only shoulder-mounted shotguns were allowed, ca. 1930), area history as it pertains to ducks and decoys. Also a gift shop.

The second floor contains a library and exhibits each writing up a particular craftsman, alongside several examples of their work.

Annual Decoy Festival in the spring, site lists weekend carving demos.

[Anne Brink, 05/13/2008]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Herr's Factory TourHerr's Factory Tour, Nottingham, PA - 15 mi.
Tiny ChurchTiny Church, Elkton, MD - 14 mi.
Hoodoo MarkerHoodoo Marker, Kingsville, MD - 18 mi.
In the region:
Murals of Famous Franks, Philadelphia, PA - 57 mi.

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