Concord Point Lighthouse
Adam Rybczynski

Havre de Grace Top 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

Concord Point Lighthouse
Adam Rybczynski

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. To take a deeper dive,  find out more with Explore Havre de Grace.

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

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!

Discover Chesapeake Culture at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
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.  

Hit the Links at Bulle Rock Golf Club
Golf course
Bulle Rock

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 Bulle Rock's Gourmet Pub & Grill, where every meal is double-eagle delicious. 

Stroll the Havre de Grace Promenade
Rainbow over Havre de Grace
Adam Rybczynski

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. 

Set Sail for the Waterfront Festival
Waterfront Festival in Havre de Grace
Havre de Grace Tourism

Enjoy a fun weekend on the beautiful Havre de Grace waterfront with steel drum music, food trucks, vendors and a beer garden while watching the Lighted Boat Parade. Lighted Boats will parade along the shoreline from the Amtrak Bridge to the Concord Point Lighthouse. A special aerial high-wire thrill show, the Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean, will perform.

Experience the Romance of the Chesapeake at the Concord Point Lighthouse
Concord Point Lighthouse
Adam Rybczynski

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. 

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

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. MacGregor's Restaurant & Tavern and WaterStreet Seafood are just a couple great choices. 

Shop ‘til You Drop on an Antiquing Adventure
Blue Fish on Driftwood
Susan Amadio

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 JoRetro 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!