We visited historic Havre de Grace, Maryland for our wedding anniversary. Why Havre de Grace? Here are 4 reasons:
- Havre de Grace is steeped in American history
- Havre de Grace is an inexpensive daytrip if you live within a few hours drive
- Havre de Grace is a very interesting place due to it’s geographic location
- Havre de Grace was new territory for us … a new place to explore …
Havre de Grace sits at the head of the Chesapeake Bay and the mouth of the Susquehanna River. Its geographic location on the coast of central Maryland led to its early industry of oyster and crab harvesting, and extensive fruit orchards. Food products were shipped all up and down the east coast of America. Havre de Grace is an historic town because 400 British troops came ashore during the War of 1812, and burned and plundered the town. To learn more about the history of Havre de Grace, click here.
Havre de Grace is a beautiful, small town that is very “walkable.” We parked along a residential street, and walked to the Concord Point Lighthouse, and the Frank J Hutchins Memorial Park. You are never far from the water’s edge. When you watch the below video, you will hear the water bubbling, a very soothing sound.
Havre de Grace was name one of the 20 best small towns to visit by Smithsonian Magazine. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and plan to visit again this summer!