160 Scheeler Rd.
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: (410) 810-0555
Fax: (410) 810-0286
Arts & Museums
A large selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints from local to visiting artists are on display.
This unique museum was established as the U.S. Army's repository for captured and prototype weapons. The main building houses thousands of small arms, but what makes the museum worth the trip to Aberdeen are the more than 200 tanks that cover over 25 acres. The long, long rows of these massive and extremely dangerous machines is truly awe inspiring. Also on display are a variety of missiles, a German railroad cannon from World War II and the U.S. Army's own 'atomic cannon.'
Open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Special tours can be arranged by calling ahead of time.
Nestled in an old power plant near the beautiful Susquehanna River is the decoy central of the world. Havre de Grace Decoy Museum has the best of Chesapeake Bay waterfowl decoys ranging from the utilitarian to the more decorative and delicate carvings. Founded in 1986, you will find collector items from master carvers to contemporary ones. Since decoy carving is not an easy art, it has been practised through generations and passed onto the newer generation. Decoys were used as a bait to get the waterfowl within shooting range of the hunter. The first floor exhibits will take you through their functional role while the second floor has art pieces. There is also a life size figure of R. Madison Mitchell, one of the best carvers of the city.
Tells story of Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal and history of Havre de Grace and its environment. May through October, Friday through Sunday from 1 to 5pm.