Lock House Museum

Lock House Museum Come visit the Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace located at the Lock House in Havre de Grace, Maryland. We are open April through October - Friday thru Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm and though the admission is free we appreciate donations.

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. Visit our website to learn about our events and property rentals: www.thelockhousemuseum.org. We hope to see you soon!

The Lock House received this official plaque earlier this spring (the Lock House 1840) from the Havre de Grace Historic ...
07/11/2019

The Lock House received this official plaque earlier this spring (the Lock House 1840) from the Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission. We are honored to be the recipients and have worked very hard at preserving our building inside and out.

Malgorzata Baker Photography
07/05/2019

Malgorzata Baker Photography

Security guard at the Lock House Museum Havre De Grace Lock House

Who agrees that we have the cutest free library box around?
06/20/2019

Who agrees that we have the cutest free library box around?

Lock House Museum's cover photo
06/10/2019

Lock House Museum's cover photo

06/07/2019
05/30/2019
WAMD | KHZTV

RESCHEDULED for November. Apparently, power outage at the radio station in Aberdeen on Friday.

Tune in Friday morning, May 31st, at 9 am to hear to our own Julie Ruhnke LIVE on "The Harford Edge" talking about the Lock House Museum and the upcoming Pirate Festival on June 15th!
WAMD 970am, and on the Web at www.khztv.com/wamd with hosts Robert Mumby and co-host Leslie Greenly Smith. In case you miss it... it is rebroadcast every Saturday at 9:00 am and is brought to you by the Harford County Public Library.

Another opportunity to get involved with the Lock House Museum.  Join us on June 14th.
05/30/2019

Another opportunity to get involved with the Lock House Museum. Join us on June 14th.

The S&T Canal was opened this day, May 1840, but didn't start operating til the end of that year.  An article from the P...
05/28/2019

The S&T Canal was opened this day, May 1840, but didn't start operating til the end of that year. An article from the Pilot and Transcript, a Whig publication out of Baltimore, announced the opening of the Canal with dignitaries and stockholders in Havre de Grace where they were welcomed them with "cheers and bands of music" and boarded boats for a trip north up the newly constructed canal.

Calling all you little buccaneers!  This is a fun daytime event to bring the family.  Kids enjoy mermaids and pirates an...
05/25/2019

Calling all you little buccaneers! This is a fun daytime event to bring the family. Kids enjoy mermaids and pirates and music from 1-5 and then the fun changes over to adult pirates from 5-8. For more information and advance tickets go to: https://www.havredegracepiratefest.com/

Spent a couple of hours in the rain with Joe K. on my own personal tour of the Joe K. Trail and finished up by crossing ...
05/25/2019

Spent a couple of hours in the rain with Joe K. on my own personal tour of the Joe K. Trail and finished up by crossing over the new bridge over Lilly Run. You feel like you are a million miles away and the ferns were phenomenal. An easy hike to do on this holiday weekend! Begin the hike at the top of the Lock House drive and follow the white blazes.

Lock House Museum's cover photo
05/17/2019

Lock House Museum's cover photo

Congratulations Joe K. on a project a long time in the making - the bridge connecting the Joe K. Loop and the Lock House...
05/16/2019

Congratulations Joe K. on a project a long time in the making - the bridge connecting the Joe K. Loop and the Lock House Grounds! Thank you to the City of Havre de Grace and the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway for bringing the project to fruition and all the folks with vision and perseverance over the last 20 years that never gave up. Come out to the Lock House and walk the entire trail!

Arghh!  Have you bought your early bird ticket to the Havre de Grace Pirate Fest?  Saturday, June 15th.  HavredeGracePir...
05/06/2019

Arghh! Have you bought your early bird ticket to the Havre de Grace Pirate Fest? Saturday, June 15th.
HavredeGracePirateFest.com

04/29/2019
Happy Birthday Joe!

Had our 1st school group of the season and just happened to be Joe K.'s birthday. Happy Birthday Joe!

If you love HdeG history then come be a part of the Lock House Museum!  There are all different opportunities to become ...
04/29/2019

If you love HdeG history then come be a part of the Lock House Museum! There are all different opportunities to become a volunteer.
Training days offered every month so if you can't make this one contact the Lock House to register for the next one on Friday, June 7th. Maybe weekdays aren't good for you? We can make it work. 410-939-5780.

Here is your chance to become a guide at the Lock House!    Friday, May 3rd at 1 pm.  Bring a notepad and your love of h...
04/23/2019

Here is your chance to become a guide at the Lock House! Friday, May 3rd at 1 pm. Bring a notepad and your love of history. Contact Joanne at lockhousemuseum.org or 410-939-5870 for more information and to reserve your spot. Bring a friend. Please share this.

Ahoy all you buccaneers! The Havre de Grace Pirate Fest is coming Saturday, June 15th 1-8 pm (5-8 pm is for the adults p...
04/23/2019

Ahoy all you buccaneers! The Havre de Grace Pirate Fest is coming Saturday, June 15th 1-8 pm (5-8 pm is for the adults pirates). Go to HavredeGracePirateFest.com for more information and advance tickets.

Lock House Museum's cover photo
04/21/2019

Lock House Museum's cover photo

For all Canal enthusiasts... Maryland Public television's new film on the C&D Canal and Chesapeake City airs tonight, Ap...
04/19/2019

For all Canal enthusiasts... Maryland Public television's new film on the C&D Canal and Chesapeake City airs tonight, April 22nd at 9 during their annual week-long focus on the Chesapeake Bay. Tell us if you recognize some local folks.

http://bayweek.mpt.org/about/

Thank you all for coming out to our final Shank Lecture series presentation on the 'Bald Eagles of Conowingo' with Colon...
04/18/2019

Thank you all for coming out to our final Shank Lecture series presentation on the 'Bald Eagles of Conowingo' with Colonel Jake Jachens. What spectacular photography! Also a big shout out to the Opera House and their wonderful staff who gave us that beautiful venue.
And, congratulation to the big winners of the evening - John and Jenny Blake of HdeG who won the signed, matted and framed eagle print very generously donated by Jake (my photography skills not quite on the same level as Jake's:)

04/14/2019

Thanks to all who came out to our 2nd annual Craft Beer and Wine Fest at the Lock House. Good spirits, good food good friends, and good weather! Hope to see you all here again next year.

Tomorrow is the big day... the Lockhouse Craft Beer and Wine Fest. Hope to see you there.
04/12/2019

Tomorrow is the big day... the Lockhouse Craft Beer and Wine Fest. Hope to see you there.

04/09/2019

We are looking for volunteers!
If you have an interest in local history and like talking to people or find antiques, old buildings or lock history fascinating this is the place for you. Please contact us through FB or email [email protected] and we can get you started. Share this if you think you know someone who might be interested.

Join us this Wednesday, April 17th at the Havre de Grace Opera House for our final presentation in our Shank lecture ser...
04/09/2019
Shank Lecture Series Presents: Bald Eagles at the Conowingo Dam

Join us this Wednesday, April 17th at the Havre de Grace Opera House for our final presentation in our Shank lecture series 'Bald Eagles at the Conowingo Dam' withphotographer and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, Jake Jachens of Havre de Grace. This is a free lecture and the final one of the series and begins at 7 pm.
To reserve your spot visit the Opera House website:
www.hdgoperahouse.org

Jake Jachens on bald eagles which he photographs at the Conowingo Dam in Darlington, Maryland on the Susquehanna River in addition to areas around Harford County.

04/02/2019

The Lock House opens for the season this Saturday and Sunday, April 6th & 7th from 1 pm - 5 pm. Come by and say hello, tour the museum and exhibits, walk the park trail or sit and watch the boats and trains go by.

The Susquehanna Museum Located In Havre de Grace Maryland
04/02/2019

The Susquehanna Museum Located In Havre de Grace Maryland

2 days 'til the craft beer fest at the lock house. Hope to see you there!
04/02/2019

2 days 'til the craft beer fest at the lock house. Hope to see you there!

03/26/2019

Are you most excited for Maryland beer, wine or spirits at this year's 2019 Lock House Craft Beer & Wine Festival?

We can't decide what we like the most!

Our dear friend and dedicated volunteer, Deb Stathes, is doing some really cool stuff! Way to go Deborah Stathes!!
02/06/2019
Havre de Grace establishes 'Twinning' relationship with community of Mumbles, Wales

Our dear friend and dedicated volunteer, Deb Stathes, is doing some really cool stuff! Way to go Deborah Stathes!!

A group of about 12 to 20 people from Havre de Grace are slated to travel to the small, coastal Welsh community of Mumbles, in recognition of the city’s newly established “Twinning” relationship with the British town.

01/29/2019

Due to the weather the Lock House Shank lecture at the Opera House this evening has been postponed until March. Stay tuned for details.

Havre de Grace Alliance
01/23/2019

Havre de Grace Alliance

GOOD MORNING HAVRE DE GRACE!
Photo by the talented Sean Simmons

This should be fun! Keep your eyes peeled for the Lock House ice sculpture. Way to go Havre de Grace Alliance and Visit ...
01/14/2019

This should be fun! Keep your eyes peeled for the Lock House ice sculpture. Way to go Havre de Grace Alliance and Visit Harford.

Gonna be a great time! Check out all these Ice Sculptures

Another awesome "Frostbite Walk" is in the books at the Lock House. Thanks Joe K and thanks to all those who came out fo...
01/12/2019

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.

Thanks to Justin and Smash Hits WHGM. They are always willing to let us plug our events on air!!
01/10/2019

Thanks to Justin and Smash Hits WHGM. They are always willing to let us plug our events on air!!

Justin with the Executive Director of the Lock House Museum, Tyler Buck! Tyler stopped by to give us some information on some of their events including their North Park Trail Walk with Joe K. which is happening THIS Saturday, rain or shine starting at 10 AM. Plus tickets are now available for their 2019 Lock House Craft Beer & Wine Festival which is coming up in April.

I see photogs out by the Lock House almost everyday and I have seen some award worthy shots. It would be great if a loca...
01/06/2019
Annual Photo Contest Now Taking Submissions

I see photogs out by the Lock House almost everyday and I have seen some award worthy shots. It would be great if a local HdG pic won the pirize! Thanks to the Havre de Grace Alliance for getting the word out about the competition.

Annual Photo Contest Now Taking Submissions January 3, 20192019 Contest Runs Through Aug. 31 2018 Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner, “Little Blue Heron Ready to Pounce” by Kevin Moore The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Photographers...

The Lock House Craft Beer and Wine Festival is coming on April 13th!! SAVE THE DATE. Stay tuned for details on tickets. ...
01/02/2019

The Lock House Craft Beer and Wine Festival is coming on April 13th!! SAVE THE DATE. Stay tuned for details on tickets. You don't want to miss the best party in town. All proceeds help the Lock House Museum remain FREE and open to the public as we celebrate HdG's (mostly) glorious past!

The Lock House Museum wishes everyone a HAPPY, HEALTHY, and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. Thanks for all your support in making 2...
12/31/2018

The Lock House Museum wishes everyone a HAPPY, HEALTHY, and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. Thanks for all your support in making 2018 our best year ever! And we look forward to an even better 2019!! Stay tuned for new exhibits, new website, and fun events galore. Thanks to David Stevens Photography for the beautiful pics.

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

Our good friend Bob Lackey showing off his epic Pulaski Saga available now at Washington Street Books. The Susquehanna T...
12/24/2018

Our good friend Bob Lackey showing off his epic Pulaski Saga available now at Washington Street Books. The Susquehanna Tidewater Canal acts as a colorful backdrop in Bob's captivating antebellum chronicle.

Concord Point Light House
12/21/2018

Concord Point Light House

Make sure to check out WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore tomorrow (Saturday) at 5pm to watch “Season To Celebrate.” This is the second year for this holiday special. This year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays,” and WBAL is welcoming home artists from Maryland who will perform together for the first time, putting their unique spin on some timeless holiday melodies. Look out for the lighthouse as well! We are honored that they wanted to showcase our lighthouse!

Don't worry if you can't watch it on Saturday, there will be many more opportunities. See the schedule below! And if you really can't wait to watch it you can check it out online at https://www.wbaltv.com/article/wbal-tv-11s-season-to-celebrate-returns-for-second-year/25458542

Date Time Channel
Sat 12/22 5:00 PM WBAL-TV
Sun 12/23 1:00 PM WBAL-TV
Sun 12/23 7:00 PM MeTV Baltimore
Mon 12/24 7:00 PM WBAL-TV
Tue 12/25 9:00 PM MeTV Baltimore
Sun 12/30 2:00 PM WBAL-TV

This should be a really interesting way to kick off the 2019 Lock House Museum Shank Lecture Series at The Cultural Cent...
12/21/2018

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!!

Pat Venturino is a dear friend of the Lock House and a highly skilled photographer. Please take a look at her work and I...
12/18/2018

Pat Venturino is a dear friend of the Lock House and a highly skilled photographer. Please take a look at her work and I am sure you will agree that she is a great local talent.

Prints are Now Available at the Visitor's Center- Office of Tourism, 450 Pennington Ave Havre de Grace, MD. The "Scenes of Havre de Grace'" are 8" X 10"prints, matted to 11" X 14". On Sale Now!

The Lock House Museum would like to say THANK YOU to all those who made this year's Candlelight Tour and Holiday Boutiqu...
12/09/2018

The Lock House Museum would like to say THANK YOU to all those who made this year's Candlelight Tour and Holiday Boutique a huge success. From the City of Havre de Grace, to the local businesses, to the scores of volunteers; everyone contributed to make this annual tradition a big draw with locals and visitors alike. It would be impossible to list the names of all who pitched in, so I hope that this note finds the many folks who deserve to see it.

A special Thanks goes to the Lock House Ladies and Ann Marie Serwa for their tireless efforts in making the Holiday Boutique a popular and unique stop on everyone's shopping list; and to Julie Ruhnke and the folks who opened their homes and attractions to all of the Candlelight Tour attendees. Also, special thanks to Bob Magee and his team for their outstanding work on the luminaries. This event would be impossible without your generous contributions.

Thanks yet again this year to Lou Ward at the Bayou Restaurant for helping with one of the two raffle prizes awarded this year.

Thanks to all who shopped at the Boutique and attended the Candlelight Tour. We hope you had a wonderful experience and we hope to see you again in 2019.

Happy Holidays and have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

12/08/2018

Hi Everyone. The Candlelight Tour is SOLD OUT!!! Thanks so much for your support. Enjoy the Tour and have a ball on your night out In Havre de Grace!!

HdG Museums are rockin it today!!!
12/08/2018

HdG Museums are rockin it today!!!

Our volunteers are excited to have you join us this evening for Harford Holiday Traditions!
Please remember to bundle up for the weather, its going to be quite chilly later.
Also, cash is preferred at the admissions gate ($10/adults, kids 12 & under are free). It keeps your donations directly within our non-profit, rather than a percentage going to a credit card company.
There is NO ATM on site, but we do accept credit cards at the gift shop.
And as always, thank you for supporting Steppingstone!

Set your DVRs folks! The Lighthouse is gonna be (even more) famous!!!
12/03/2018

Set your DVRs folks! The Lighthouse is gonna be (even more) famous!!!

There’s never a dull moment at the lighthouse! WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore just finished filming at the Lighthouse for their Holiday Spectacular, Season to Celebrate!

Make sure to tune in to channel 11 on December 13 at 8pm to watch!

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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

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(410) 939-5780

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