Getting There -- You could sail into Havre de Grace from the lower Chesapeake Bay. Most people, however, drive here. It's only 4 minutes off I-95 at exit 89 (Rte. 155). Take Route 155 east and go under the Route 40 bridge. Turn right on Juniata Street, left on Otsego Street, and right on Water Street, and you'll be heading into town along the water's edge. Parking is available on the street, at the parks and museums, and at each end of the promenade.
Visitor Information -- The Havre de Grace Office of Tourism & Visitor Center is at 450 Pennington Ave., between Union Avenue and Market Street (tel. 800/851-7756 or 410/939-2100; www.hdgtourism.com). Check the website for maps and sightseeing information. Make sure you pick up a walking-tour guide and the handy museum guide.
Special Events -- In early May, the reenactment of the attack on Havre de Grace in the War of 1812 (tel. 410/942-5780) takes place on the Lock House grounds. Mid-August brings the Havre de Grace Seafood Festival (tel. 410/939-1525) to Tydings Park, with auctions and a crab-calling contest. On the weekend after Labor Day, the Duck Fair (tel. 410/939-3739) celebrates wildlife art at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum and grounds. First Fridays, from April to December, feature street performances and specials at restaurants and shops.
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