Havre de Grace Top Ten To-Dos at the Top of the Chesapeake Bay

Waterfront fun, amazing seafood, remarkable history and welcoming people make Havre de Grace the true crown of the Chesapeake Bay

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Havre De Grace Decoy Museum
Havre De Grace Decoy Museum
Rainbow over Havre de Grace
Photo By: Adam Rybczynski
This Pete Dye-designed course has become one of the most popular—while also being playable for all skill levels—in Maryland.
Golfers on the Green at Bulle Rock Golf Course
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

Whether you’re a history buff, a Sunday driver, a seafood lover, or an outdoor adventurer, Havre de Grace has got you covered, here at the gateway to the Chesapeake Bay.

Havre De Grace Decoy Museum

1 Experience the Soul of Chesapeake Art at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

Witness the creation of beautiful, Chesapeake-style waterfowl decoys. The decoy carver’s art is an essential part of bay culture, and Havre de Grace is home to true masters. Marvel at their work, and even attend lectures to learn how to make your own work of wilderness art at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.


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Type:
Arts & Culture


Location:
215 Giles St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-939-3739


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Couple sailing on the Chesapeake bay Photo By: BaySail on the Chesapeake

2 Learn to Sail or Charter a Chesapeake Excursion

Right downtown on Bourbon Street, you’ll find BaySail on the Chesapeake, the perfect spot to pick-up a charter and explore the bay, or take sailing lessons and begin a lifelong journey. Take a day sail or come back for extended courses and you’ll be an old salt in no time!


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Type:
Boating & Sailing


Location:
100 Bourbon Street, Suite D
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-939-2869


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The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum Photo By: The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

3 Discover Chesapeake Culture at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

An oasis of tidal marsh and piedmont forest that borders downtown and the bay, the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum opens a window into life on the Chesapeake. Step back 400 years to Native American communities that made this land their home. Learn about the town’s War of 1812 history. Even volunteer as a boat builder and help make a traditional Chesapeake Bay fishing skiff.  


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Type:
History & Heritage


Location:
100 Lafayette St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-939-4800


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Group of golfers on the green at Bulle Rock located in Havre De Grace, Maryland. Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

4 Hit the Links at Bulle Rock Golf Club

Maryland is definitely a duffer’s delight, but few courses anywhere can match the truly spectacular Bulle Rock. Rated the #1 public course in Maryland, Bulle Rock is a quintessential Pete Dye course, and a can’t-miss good day on the greens. After the links, treat yourself to an exquisite meal at Silks Restaurant at Bulle Rock, where every meal is double-eagle delicious. 


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Type:
Sports


Location:
320 Blenheim Ln
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-939-8887


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Rainbow over Havre de Grace Photo By: Adam Rybczynski

5 Stroll the Havre de Grace Promenade

Walk this beautiful boardwalk along the banks of the Susquehanna River as it joins the majestic Chesapeake Bay and let the light salt breeze blow your cares away. It’s a place of remarkable beauty and serenity, and an easy stroll to amazing seafood dining and destination shopping. 

Susquehanna Museum, Havre De Grace

6 Set Sail for Pirate Fest Weekend

Avast ye, maties, set sail for Havre de Grace’s Pirate Fest Weekend June 10 -11, for a hootin’, hollerin’, party that hoists the fun to the mizzen mast! Pirate music, pirate games, and even a pirate 5K run (peg legs welcome) make this a can’t-miss good time for old salts, skalawags and land-lubbers alike!


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Type:
Events


Location:
817 Conesteo St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
732-861-4681


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Concord Point Lighthouse Photo By: Adam Rybczynski

7 Experience the Romance of the Chesapeake at the Concord Point Lighthouse

Any tour of Chesapeake Lighthouses means making the trip to beautiful Concord Point Lighthouse. Located at the top of the Chesapeake, this iconic light has guided travelers since 1827. A frequent backdrop for weddings and other events because of its remarkable beauty, Concord Point is also home to the Keeper’s House Museum, shining a light on the lives of 19th-century lighthouse keepers. 


More about Concord Point Lighthouse and Keeper's House Museum


Type:
History & Heritage


Location:
Lafayette and Concord St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-939-3213


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Located in the historic downtown, Laurrapin Grille showcases dishes that honor the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay region. Photo By: Havre de Grace Tourism

8 Taste the Best of the Bay

One look at this waterfront village, and you’ll know they do seafood right. And Havre de Grace definitely doesn’t disappoint. Whether it’s traditional steamed crabs, oysters on the half shell, or a New American take on Chesapeake favorites, you can get it all with a great view to boot. Tidewater Grille, Laurrapin Grille and The Bayou are just a few great choices. 


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Type:
Contemporary


Location:
209 N. Washington St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-939-3663


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Aerial view of the Promenade, Havre de Grace Photo By: Old Town Parasail

9 Take Your Trip to a Higher Level with a Parasailing Trip

You haven’t really experienced Maryland’s remarkable beauty until you’ve seen it while soaring high above the gentle waves of the Chesapeake Bay. Parasailing with Old Town Parasail is a memory you’ll keep forever, and the friendly, safe staff make this an adventure in everyone’s reach. Just head to the downtown docks and get ready to set your vacation’s sights high!


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Type:
Attraction


Location:
352 Commerce Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-688-2397


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Main Street in Havre De Grace Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

10 Shop ‘til You Drop on an Antiquing Adventure

Nestled into Havre de Grace’s five-mile historic district, the waterfront downtown makes for a perfect day of antiquing. Visit the truly unique Bohoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum, the historic Seneca Cannery Antiques, great art spots like Dark Sea Glass and Arts By the Bay Gallery and so many more, so close together. You simply won’t want to stop shopping, well, until you smell all of that amazing local seafood. But after dinner, more shopping!


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Type:
Art Galleries


Location:
358 Pennington Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
443-502-5396


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Featured Places
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Location:
215 Giles St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Location:
100 Bourbon Street, Suite D
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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100 Lafayette St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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320 Blenheim Ln
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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817 Conesteo St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Lafayette and Concord St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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209 N. Washington St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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352 Commerce Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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358 Pennington Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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