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Havre de Grace

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The Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce is the oldest Chamber in Harford County. It was formed in 1928 under the sponsorship of the Kiwanis Club. The Chamber was later incorporated and has now been in continuous existence since for 92 years.

Today it is an active organization with over 270 members. The City government is business and development friendly and works closely with the Chamber. We maintain an office at 450 Pennington Ave. The Executive Director welcomes your comments regarding any part of the Chamber operations.

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About Havre de Grace

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Decoy Capital of the World

Havre de Grace, Maryland

Located on the banks of the historic Susquehanna Flats, the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum houses one of the finest collections of working and decorative Chesapeake Bay decoys ever assembled. The museum was established in 1986 as a private, non-profit institution existing to preserve the historical and cultural legacy of waterfowling and decoy making on the Chesapeake Bay.

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By Carolanne Roberts

Havre de Grace, Maryland,

Pronounced "HAV-er-dee-grace," it sits on the banks of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay and offers maritime, decoy, and history museums. (Marquis de Lafayette visited and is said to have inspired the name.) Retirees come here for waterfront views, local festivals, and the Bulle Rock Golf Course, which was designed by Pete Dye—not to mention all the fresh seafood you'd expect from a town perched on the Chesapeake Bay.

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Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

and Environmental Center

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 Americans over 10,000 years ago, to the first European colonists in the 1600’s, 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 the Post Road and commented that it was a charming “Havre de Grace” (pronounced "Haver-dee-Grayce"). 

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