Lock House Museum

Lock House Museum Come visit the Lock House Museum located in Havre de Grace, MD. The original lock house and lock tell the story of life and canal transportation in the mid to late 19th century.
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Museum open seasonally April thru October. Built in 1840, the Lock House served as home to the lock tender and his family and as the office of the toll collector of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal which was in operation from 1840 into the 1890s. Now the Lock House Museum displays exhibits about the 48 mile long canal including the toll collector's office, life in the lock house in the mid-1850s, and the canal's impact on the region . Visit our website to learn about us: www.thelockhousemuseum.org. We hope to see you soon!

Operating as usual

Christmas in Harford in Days Gone By
12/24/2020
Christmas in Harford in Days Gone By

Christmas in Harford in Days Gone By

Christmas in Harford in Days Gone By – Historical Society board member Chris Potts will share remembrances of Harford County’s “Christmas Past” in the guise ...

The Lock House Boutique is made up of many moving parts and we want to give a big shout out to all of those ladies who, ...
12/18/2020

The Lock House Boutique is made up of many moving parts and we want to give a big shout out to all of those ladies who, under the direction of our board president, Ann Marie Serwa, work so hard all year long planning and crafting and collecting and baking.

Thank you to Debbie Stathes and all those countless friends and neighbors who bake and donate goods. Thanks to Vicki Stephens and her crew who organized the arrangements and greens this year and kudos for thinking outside-the-box with take home boxes of everything needed to make holiday arrangements. A big hand to Sharon Cilento for bringing her love of jewelry to the jewelry table this year. And to those volunteers and friends who came and helped set up and work the day of the sale.

It takes a village of Lock House Ladies to get the Boutique up and running to make it the success that it was! Thank you!

12/18/2020
Lock House Museum's cover photo
12/16/2020

Lock House Museum's cover photo

Gift yourself or maybe renew your membership!  It makes an easy present for that person that loves local history.   Ther...
12/16/2020

Gift yourself or maybe renew your membership! It makes an easy present for that person that loves local history. There is still time to get it by Christmas!

The Lock House Boutique is back for one day only! Friday, December 18th from 11-3.Loads of handmade crafts made by our v...
12/16/2020

The Lock House Boutique is back for one day only!
Friday, December 18th from 11-3.
Loads of handmade crafts made by our very own lock house ladies and our famous previously-owned and gently-used jewelry table!

Thank you everyone for an incredible evening to celebrate the Lock House Museum's 48th Candlelight (outdoors) tour!  The...
12/15/2020

Thank you everyone for an incredible evening to celebrate the Lock House Museum's 48th Candlelight (outdoors) tour! There are a lot of moving parts to get this event off the ground and all under the direction of Julie Ruhnke and Carol Allen - both board members of the museum. It took some outside-the-box thinking to keep this tour on the calendar this year.
A special thanks to the homeowners for their decorations and use of their porches for all of the entertainment and all of the volunteers it took to help each location. A shout out to all of the musicians and entertainers for providing a magical holiday experience. We cannot forget the hard work of the HDG Masons and their incredible display of luminaries which made the town twinkle and for all of the help and permissions from the City of Havre de Grace. And our photographers for capturing this all for us - thanks, Pat Venturino for all the attached photos.
Like the post if you participated in the CLT this year!

12/14/2020
The Lock House Boutique is open and full of delicious baked goods, beautiful holiday arrangements, all sorts of crafts a...
12/12/2020

The Lock House Boutique is open and full of delicious baked goods, beautiful holiday arrangements, all sorts of crafts and jewelry. We are keeping the crowds inside to a minimum to ensure that everyone is able to shop in a safe environment. Hours today until 5 and Sunday 11-3.

12/09/2020
This Saturday!
12/08/2020

This Saturday!

Havre de Grace Arts Collective
12/05/2020

Havre de Grace Arts Collective

The Lock House Elves have been busy all year long working to fill their holiday shop!
12/03/2020

The Lock House Elves have been busy all year long working to fill their holiday shop!

12/02/2020
The easiest way to support the Lock House this year is to take a chance on our holiday raffle!  Good luck.
12/01/2020

The easiest way to support the Lock House this year is to take a chance on our holiday raffle! Good luck.

12/01/2020
11/30/2020
Lock House Museum's cover photo
11/30/2020

Lock House Museum's cover photo

Thank you to the boater for the very dramatic nighttime photo of the Lock House taken last night.
11/30/2020

Thank you to the boater for the very dramatic nighttime photo of the Lock House taken last night.

Possibly win extra spending money this holiday and feel good about supporting the Lock House Museum!
11/25/2020

Possibly win extra spending money this holiday and feel good about supporting the Lock House Museum!

11/25/2020
You know the season is officially over when the lock model gets drained!  Thanks, Joe K. for another great season and sh...
11/24/2020

You know the season is officially over when the lock model gets drained! Thanks, Joe K. for another great season and showing me how to drain it down. See you in April.

Havre de Grace Alliance
11/21/2020

Havre de Grace Alliance

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11/18/2020
Lock House Museum ornaments still available!  Pickup at the museum.  $20 each.  Each porcelain ornament measures 2.75" a...
11/17/2020

Lock House Museum ornaments still available!
Pickup at the museum. $20 each. Each porcelain ornament measures 2.75" across and comes in a black velvet bag.
https://givebox.com/donate

11/16/2020
11/12/2020

Guided Trail Walk/North Park Loop this Saturday, November, 14th at 10 am.
This 1.5 mile leisurely walk covers topics of local and natural history. No reservations needed.
Meet at the top of the Lock House Drive, sturdy shoes recommended and face masks a must!

It's that time of year again! Support the Lock House and maybe have some extra cash for the holidays:)
11/11/2020

It's that time of year again! Support the Lock House and maybe have some extra cash for the holidays:)

Lock House Museum's cover photo
10/28/2020

Lock House Museum's cover photo

For all of our fans of the Lock House river front and the North Park Loop Trail River Sweep happening until the end of t...
10/23/2020
River Sweep

For all of our fans of the Lock House river front and the North Park Loop Trail River Sweep happening until the end of the month. See below for more information.

https://www.upperbaytrails.com/riversweep.html

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway in Harford and Cecil Counties in Maryland Riversweep clean up

10/08/2020
Women on the C&O Canal – C&O Canal Trust

Women on the C&O Canal – C&O Canal Trust

Maryland is celebrating the year of the woman in 2020, the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment. To celebrate, we are taking a look at the roles women played on the C&O Canal. Much of the canal’s history focuses on men, but Karen Gray, the C&O Canal National Historical Park’s vol...

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817 Conesteo St
Havre De Grace, MD
21078

Opening Hours

Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(410) 939-5780

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Open seasonally April through October.

Built in 1840, the Lock House served as home to the lock tender and as the office for the toll collector of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Company, which was in operation from 1840 into the 1890s. The museum tells the canal transportation history of the S & T Canal from Wrightsville, PA to Havre de Grace and life in mid-19th century America. The Lock House Museum located along the beautiful Susquehanna River in Havre de Grace, Maryland, hosts several special fundraising events, such as Craft Beer and Wine (April), Pirate Fest (June), and the Candlelight Tour and Holiday Boutique (December).

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The walkway over Lily Run was placed yesterday! What a wonderful addition to join the museum to the Joe K trail. While we still need work, this should be ready for the public soon.
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Fun event after the Pirate Fest June 23rd Go to La Banque de Fleuve for our Pirate Dance Gala 6pm to 10 pm. Tickets limited are $60 per person. Call Tyler a.s.a.p. at 410-939-5780
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