Havre De Grace Lock House

Built in 1840, the Lock House served as home to the Lock Tender and as office for the Toll Collector of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal, which was in operation from 1840 to the 1890s. Now the Lock House is home to the Susquehanna Museum, which displays exhibits about the canal, the house, and the city of Havre de Grace. The museum also hosts special events, such as Pirate Fest (June), the Haunted Lock House (October), and the Candlelight Tour (December). We are Free and open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 from beginning of April to the end of October. We hope to see you soon!

Lock House Museum
01/12/2019

Lock House Museum

Another awesome "Frostbite Walk" is in the books at the Lock House. Thanks Joe K and thanks to all those who came out for a great hike! Thanks to Shonn Moore for taking pics.

David Stevens Photography
01/01/2019

David Stevens Photography

Morning reflections.12/30/2018 Havre De Grace Lock House, Havre de Grace, Maryland, Only In Maryland

Lock House Museum
12/21/2018

Lock House Museum

This should be a really interesting way to kick off the 2019 Lock House Museum Shank Lecture Series at The Cultural Center at the Opera House!!

Lock House Museum
10/19/2018

Lock House Museum

Please enjoy a couple more shots of a few feathered fans of the Lock House and some interesting exterior angles courtesy of Pat Venturino at Venture Photos (THANKS PAT!):

Lock House Museum
10/19/2018

Lock House Museum

A few of pics of the Lock House from some unique angles. Come on by this weekend. We will be closing at the end of the month for the winter, but still hosting wonderful events like the Candlelight Tour and Holiday Boutique!!

Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum
10/02/2018

Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum

Vintage Postcard Views of the Canal and the Locks back in the day. Thanks to Mr Deibel for allowing me to scan his Collection and Share it with everyone. A very cool piece of Havre de Grace History from "The Casual Historian" Like and Share my Page so your Friends can see our city's History. #thecasualhistorian

Lock House Museum
09/21/2018

Lock House Museum

Lookin for something to do this weekend? How about a trip to the Lock House!! Come see our two newest exhibits, "The Mason Dixon Line" and "Horse Racing in Havre de Grace" before they are taken down for the season (end of Oct.).

Enjoy our spectacular views, and discover a bit of Havre de Grace history. The Lock House has been in town since 1840 and we would love to share our story with you and your family!!

06/22/2018

Pirate Fest has been moved to Sunday June 24th, from 10 am to 4 pm, due to the predicted bad weather this Saturday. Sunday is predicted to be a beautiful day. Same Pirates, Mermaids and Fun, just a day later!

Lock House Museum
06/15/2018

Lock House Museum

What better way to celebrate Father's Day then to take dear ole Dad to the Lock House. We are FREE and open from 1 to 5.

And next Saturday join us and the blokes below at the Lock House for PIRATE FEST from 11 to 6!!! or more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/164207944276106/

Pirate Fest Havre de Grace
06/11/2018

Pirate Fest Havre de Grace

ARGHHH, me mateys will be on the deck with sword fighting demos during Pirate Fest Family Day on June 23rd at the Lock House.

Lock House Museum
05/25/2018

Lock House Museum

Take a trip to the Lock House this weekend and check out some of our wild friends and learn about HdG history!! We are free and open Th - Sun from 1 to 5. Thanks to Vincent Dimick for the awesome photos taken right here at the Lock House!

Lock House Museum
05/09/2018

Lock House Museum

We just received this nice letter from our friends at Oak Grove who recently visited the Lock House for a tour. If your school, civic, or volunteer group would like to schedule a tour please call Tyler at 410-939-5780. THANKS OAK GROVE! You guys are welcome anytime!

Visit Harford
02/06/2018
Visit Harford

Visit Harford

Five museums in Havre de Grace made the HuffPost Getaway Mavens list of "45 Unsung #Museums in the Northeast USA Worth Exploring" - http://bit.ly/UnsungMuseums

Steppingstone Farm Museum Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc. Havre de Grace Decoy Museum The Susquehanna Museum Concord Point Light House Explore Havre de Grace

Lock House Museum
01/24/2018

Lock House Museum

Please join the Lock House as we welcome Director of the Maryland Film Office, Jack Gerbes, for the 2nd installment of our Shank Lecture Series. Jack will be sharing his insider's perspective on film and TV production in Harford County and throughout Maryland.

This FREE lecture will be held at the Opera House on Feb 26h at 7:00. No need to register in advance as all seating is general admission.

Lock House Museum
01/02/2018

Lock House Museum

What better way to ring in 2018 than with a little FREE knowledge. Please join us at the Opera House on January 17th at 7:00PM for a FREE and fascinating lecture on the story behind the story of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Thanks Irm Brown for all you do in the community. You are a true friend of the Lock House (and me).
12/28/2017
Irmgarde Brown retiring as manager of Havre de Grace Library

Thanks Irm Brown for all you do in the community. You are a true friend of the Lock House (and me).

Brown, who’s been with the Harford County Public Library system for 28 years, nine as Havre de Grace branch manager, is retiring effective Jan. 1.

Explore Havre de Grace
12/10/2017

Explore Havre de Grace

The Susquehanna Museum lit up this evening for the 45th Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace

Lock House Museum
12/09/2017

Lock House Museum

The Candlelight Tour is ON for tonight and the Boutique is open at the Lock House!!! This snow will just make everything more special. Please come on over, support the Lock House and shop til you drop!!!

Lock House Museum
12/09/2017

Lock House Museum

The Christmas Boutique is happening tomorrow at the Lock House from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 12 to 5. Come by and check out our wonderful handmade gifts, vintage jewelry, arrangements of fresh greens, loose fresh greens, and TONS of homemade goodies.

Thanks to all of the folks who pitched in making the items for sale and baking all the yummy treats. The inventory is quite impressive!! It is heartwarming to see so many good folks lending a hand to allow the Lock House to preserve and share an important piece of Havre de Grace history.

We look forward to seeing all of you this weekend!

Hello again Friends!! The Christmas Boutique is only a few days away!! Please come by and grab a unique hand-made gift, ...
12/07/2017

Hello again Friends!! The Christmas Boutique is only a few days away!! Please come by and grab a unique hand-made gift, a piece of vintage jewelry, or a delicious home-made baked or savory YUMMY treat!! All proceeds go to help the Lock House preserve and share Havre e Grace history!! See you this weekend!!

The Lock House is holding its annual Christmas Boutique on Sat 12/9 from 9 to 5 and Sunday 12/10 from 12 to 5!! We will have tons of hand-crafted gifts and homemade baked and savory goodies on sale at GREAT PRICES! This year we will also have centerpieces of fresh greens. All proceeds help to further the Lock House mission to bring the history of HdG alive!

Lock House Museum
11/30/2017

Lock House Museum

The Lock House is holding its annual Christmas Boutique on Sat 12/9 from 9 to 5 and Sunday 12/10 from 12 to 5!! We will have tons of hand-crafted gifts and homemade baked and savory goodies on sale at GREAT PRICES! This year we will also have centerpieces of fresh greens. All proceeds help to further the Lock House mission to bring the history of HdG alive!

Thanks Justin and Smash Hits WHGM for helping us promote the 45th Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace and our Ch...
11/28/2017

Thanks Justin and Smash Hits WHGM for helping us promote the 45th Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace and our Christmas Boutique both happening next weekend.

Justin with Julie Ruhnke, Ann Marie Serwa, and Tyler Buck from from The Susquehanna Museum! Don't miss the 45th Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace which is happening NEXT weekend! For more information, visit www.thelockhousemuseum.org!

Lock House Museum
11/01/2017

Lock House Museum

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/45th-candlelight-tour-of-historic-havre-de-grace-tickets-39413631232?aff=es2

2017 marks the 45th year of the Annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace. The tour will be held on Saturday, December 9th from 4 PM to 8 PM. This year’s theme is “Light Up the Stage” celebrating the opening of the Cultural Center at the Opera House this year. The Cultural Center will be tour stop, as well as homes, churches,museums and even a duck decoy carver’s workshop. The establishments selected for the tour truly showcase the diverse character of our beautiful City. In addition, experience the luminary candles along Union Avenue and the Christmas decorations downtown. Havre de Grace’s top restaurants will be offering special Candlelight Tour promotions while the stores and galleries will also be open with special events.

Tour tickets are $20 each, or $25 day of tour. A self guided tour, patrons can pick up the tour pin, brochure and tour map at the Lock House Museum, and begin their tour of the numerous participating homes, churches, and museums in any order and at their own pace.

And don’t forget to find that special hand-crafted gift, greenery or gourmet item at the Holiday Boutique at the Lock House Museum on both Saturday (9 AM to 5 PM) and Sunday (noon to 5 PM). Special discounts are available for tour goers on Sunday, but you may not want to wait for that special item!

Concord Point Light House
10/27/2017

Concord Point Light House

Tails and Treats might be canceled but we will still be open this weekend from 1-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. This is our last regular weekend of the season, so come out and climb the tower one last time in 2017! We will have treats in the Keeper's House museum for our younger visitors! As always, admission is FREE!

Lock House Museum
10/26/2017

Lock House Museum

This is the last weekend the Lock House will be open until we open up again for our spectacular Holiday Boutique in December. Please swing by starting today thru Sunday from 1:00PM until 5:00PM for a FREE tour and learn about Havre de Grace in the 19th century!

10/09/2017
George

George

Vintage and not so vintage Pictures of the Lock House Museum Havre de Grace Like and share my page so your friends can see our City's History

10/02/2017
Bethany

Our dear friends, the Concord Point Lighthouse will be featured on Harford Cable Network on October 4th! Check it out.

Lock House Museum
09/22/2017

Lock House Museum

Just a quick reminder that the the 2nd annual Great Havre de Grace Oyster Feast is scheduled for Saturday November 18th. I have tickets here at the Lock House. If you plan on going please consider purchasing from us as the Lock House will receive $15 for each ticket we sell ($55). Tickets are also ready to be picked up from the HdG Visitors Center on Pennington. If you cannot make it to the Lock House, please just mention to the Visitors Center that you wish your purchase to be applied to the Lock House.

This Oyster Feast is like no other.....the menu includes raw oysters, steamed oysters, fried oysters, and oyster stew. All oysters are from the Chesapeake Bay. All you can eat! There is also a huge offering of land fare as well. Tickets also include canned beer and wine. The event will be at the HdG Community Center.

This was a hit last year and the Lock House was one of the biggest winners with over $300 earned.

Please give me (Tyler) a call at 410-939-5780 for more info or to arrange a ticket pick-up at the Lock House Monday thru Friday.

Thanks!!

09/03/2017
Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival

Well, we fought the rain and the rain won. Bummer! THANKS to everyone who came out today, especially the vendors! Troopers, every one of you! It was a great morning, but we just couldn't hang with Mother Nature. Never too early to start planning for next year though!!

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival
08/29/2017

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival

What can be said about Charles Hiner and BCH Real Estate Specialists and Property Management that hasn't already been said? Charlie has been a huge supporter of The Susquehanna Museum and Concord Point Light House for years. His support has been invaluable as we try and create special and memorable experiences to attract visitors to HdG.

BCH is Maryland’s premiere real estate firm providing extraordinary service to Baltimore, Cecil, and Harford Counties for over 20 years. Call Charlie Hiner at BCH for all of your residential and commercial real estate needs.

Thanks for your continued support of the Fish Fowl & Folk Festival and all of the Havre de Grace Museums. Charlie Hiner of BCH Realty is quite simply one of Havre de Grace's true gentlemen!

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival
08/28/2017

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival

Harford Community College is one our newest sponsors. The Susquehanna Museum and Concord Point Light House could not be happier to have them on board for this year's F3!

Celebrating their 60th year, Harford Community College is a dynamic, open-access institution providing high quality educational experiences for the community.

We look forward to future partnership opportunities with HCC!! Thanks so much for your sponsorship. Your support helps keep history alive in Havre de Grace for locals and visitors alike!!

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival
08/27/2017

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival

The Concord Point Light House and The Susquehanna Museum would like to say thanks to another returning sponsor, Josephs Department Store!! With a stellar reputation for excellent products, service, and dependability, it is no wonder that Joseph's has been HdG's go to department store for 80 years! Located on Washington St and family owned and operated, Joseph's is quite simply a Havre de Grace landmark.

For years now Joseph's (and Christy Silverstein) has been one of the biggest local supporters of both the Lock House and the Lighthouse. We hope to continue to grow this event and returning sponsors like Joseph's are invaluable to our growth. Thank you!

Stop by Joseph's today and check out the exceptional selection of men's and women's fashion, toys, shoes, and just about anything else.

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival
08/24/2017

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival

We would like to thank Bronwyn L. Martin and her team at Ameriprise Financial Services. Martin's Financial Consulting Group is a returning sponsor and we thank them for their support last year and this year!

For years now Bronwyn has been one of the biggest local supporters of both the Lock House and the Lighthouse. We hope to continue to grow this event and returning sponsors are invaluable to our growth. Thank you!

Visit them today for a financial consultation and start developing a personalized financial plan! https://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/bronwyn.x.martin

Lock House Museum
08/15/2017
Lock House Museum

Lock House Museum

This weekend is the Havre de Grace Art Show. The Soroptimists put on a real quality event and the artwork is world-class. Enjoy the show and stop by the Lock House on your way into or out of town. We'd love to see you! (open Thursday - Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00). http://www.hdgartshow.org/

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival
07/17/2017

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival

We have covered Fish and Fowl, now that just leaves Folk! Back to the dictionary...one definition of Folk is - relating to the traditional art or culture of a community or nation. We see the term folk as embracing the unique culture and heritage of Havre de Grace. From the fishermen along the shoreline to the local decoy carvers, to all of the artists in the area inspired by the beauty of the top of the Chesapeake Bay. We will celebrate our heritage at the festival with artisans selling their beautiful handmade items and local musicians entertaining us with maritime influenced folk music. And don't forget the Kid's Zone! All folks are welcome!

Swing by the Lock House for some FREE history and then onto the Opera House for some VERY reasonably priced culture. Wha...
07/13/2017
Cultural Center at the Havre de Grace Opera House – OH! Havre de Grace

Swing by the Lock House for some FREE history and then onto the Opera House for some VERY reasonably priced culture. What a way to spend the day...you will wake up the next day feeling enriched!

Join in on the fun-filled festivities during the Grand Opening Week of the Cultural Center at the Opera House beginning Sunday, August 6th. Come and enjoy music, theatre and film as we open the doors to this beautiful new facility!

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival
07/11/2017

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival

Next up - Fowl...why Fowl, as in waterfowl? Merriam-Webster defines waterfowl as 1 : a bird that is typically found in or near water. 2 : a swimming bird (as a duck or goose) often hunted as game. Havre de Grace isn't known as the "Decoy Capital of the World" for nothing! One visit to the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum and you will quickly learn about the rich history of duck decoy carving and duck hunting in Havre de Grace. Did you know that celebrities like Annie Oakley and US President Grover Cleveland visited the area for the 'fabulous gunning'? And just recently, the HdG City Council voted unanimously on Ordinance 991, with provisions to allow waterfowl hunting to continue on the south side of Tydings Island like it has for the last 150 years. Visit the museum during the festival and maybe even see decoy carvers in action!

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