215 Giles St., Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078, (410) 939-3739, Fax (410) 939-3775
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
de Grace Decoy Museum is a privately funded, non-profit organization, which exists to
document and interpret waterfowl decoys as a uniquely American folk art, and to foster
public awareness and support for the conservation and preservation of waterfowl and their
ach exhibit in the Museum, from individual decoys to room-size waterfowling displays, has been carefully designed to visually communicate the heritage of decoy making. Exhibits such as "What is a Decoy?" examine the various materials used in waterfowl decoy construction, the poses they strike, and the species they represent. The "Gunning the Flats" gallery uses actual boats, guns, calls and related items to help explain early hunting on the Chesapeake Bay. A diorama and audio program catches a moment in time in a local decoy shop. All of these exhibits vividly and accurately bring decoy and waterfowling history to life. An extensive research library with works on decoys, carving, waterfowl and the environment is available by appointment for in-depth studying.
pecial events at the Museum include the annual Decoy, Wildlife Art & Sportsman Festival held the first weekend in May, a Duck Fair the second weekend in September, and a Carver's Celebration in conjunction with a Candlelight Tour the second Sunday in December.
he Decoy Museum is surrounded by quaint charms of Havre de Grace. Browse the antique shops, dine at a cozy seafood restaurant, stroll the promenade and enjoy the beauty of the Bay. We invite you to come and discover the folk art of decoy making and waterfowling traditions that make Havre de Grace the Decoy Capital of the World.
Directions: Located in Harford County, Maryland, off I95, exit 89. Take 155 east, take a right on Juniata St., left on Otsego St., and at Union turn right, proceed to the end of Union and turn left on Commerce St. Follow around curve until you see the Decoy Museum on the right side of the street.