The historic city of Havre de Grace, Maryland features a wealth of attractions. Havre de Grace is a waterfront town, sitting right on the banks of the wide Susquehanna River. There’s a boardwalk promenade where you can enjoy the beautiful watefront views, and a nice waterfront park.
During the Revolutionary War this small hamlet was visited several times by General Lafayette. He mentioned that the area reminded him of the French seaport, Le Havre. This is how the town was given the name Havre de Grace which is French for “Harbor of Grace.”
Havre de Grace has many parks and museums to keep visitors busy. The Havre de Grace Decoy Museum has one of the best collections of decoys you’ll see anywhere. Nearby Susquhanna State Park offers opportunities for hiking, boating, and fishing. Golfers will enjoy playing a round at Bulle Rock Golf Course. This Pete Dye designed course has been the home of the LPGA championship several years.
Havre de Grace has an active schedule of special events throughout the year. Popular annual events include the Seafood Festival, Decoy and Wildlife Festival, Art Show, Graw Days Festival, and holiday Candleight Tour. And on the first Friday of each month from May to October, several of the downtown streets are closed to traffic to make room for special shopping, entertainment, and cafe dining.
Are you wondering how to pronounce “Havre de Grace”? Listen to how the locals say it.
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