Our mission is to "collect, document, preserve, and interpret the maritime skills and cultural heritage of the Lower Susquehanna River and Upper Chesapeake Bay region.
The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum is situated where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay. It tells the story of this region’s rich maritime heritage. Teeming with numerous species of flora and fauna, and having highly navigable waters, this unique environmental setting has been the perfect backdrop for generations of inhabitants, from the earliest Native tribes over 10,000 years ago, to the first European colonists in the 1600s, to today's thriving community of the 21st century.
In 1782, the Marquis de Lafayette is said to have looked down over the town as he rode along Post Road, and commented that it was a charming "Havre de Grace," meaning "Harbor of Grace" in French, and is a namesake of the French port town of Le Havre.
We would like to invite you to explore all that we have to offer, from history lectures and classes on boating and fishing, to our many concerts and environmental programs.
The Museum will be closed and scheduled events canceled for inclement weather (e.g. hurricanes and snow/ice storms). Please call ahead for a recorded voicemail.
For all upcoming events, please check our Calendar...
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