The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House is dedicated to preserving the history of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal and its impact on the City of Havre de Grace.
Located in the original 1840 Lock Tender’s House, the Museum displays the history of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal. It presents a picture of life in the 1800's for the Lock Tender, his family and residents of Havre de Grace. A to-scale model of the lock system is the highlight of the museum and a favorite with visitors. Revolving exhibits upstairs depict the history of Havre de Grace from the 1700’s to present day.
Outside you will find the original lock for the Canal and the working swing bridge as well as the Canal tow path in a 5-acre park with breathtaking views of the Susquehanna River, wildlife, ships, boats, barges and bridges. There are tables and benches for picnics and relaxation. Explore the North Park Trail, a 1.5-mile traverse, meandering up the river. Enjoy the birds, animals and flora of the river wetlands.
The Museum is open April – October on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-5. Knowledgeable docents guide you through the museum and demonstrate the model. Admission is a suggested $2/person.
Grounds are open every day for walking, picnicking and fishing until dusk.
Please visit our website to learn more about us. www.thelockhousemuseum.org.