Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House
PO Box 253
817 Conesteo Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
(410) 939-5780

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Before the growth of the railroad, an extensive system of canals and locks provided an alternative to the horse-drawn wagon for moving freight. In 1939 the Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal opened Central Pennsylvania to Philadelphia and Baltimore. The forty-five-mile canal, most active around 1870, ran to Wrightsville, PA, raising mule-drawn canal boats a total of 233 feet through a system of 28 lift locks.

This small Museum is dedicated to restoring, preserving, and maintaining the historic area of North Park, which includes a restored Lock House, a Pivot Bridge, Canal Lock, and Basin. The Museum also collects and displays historical artifacts of the area.

Though much of the area has changed some of the old canal works can be seen at low tide, including the Lilly Run Dam and Towpath Bridge just north of the Lockhouse.

Visitors will receive an educational Guided Tour of the House and the lock features that are visible outside. Groups are welcome, and School Groups can enjoy the Guided Tour as well as an instructional video that illustrates Canal operation.

Hours: Open approximately Spring through Fall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1pm - 5pm. Closed during the Easter Holiday. Other times for groups by appointment. Call to confirm before visiting.
Admission: FREE. Donations appreciated. Admission may be charged for special events.
Groups: Groups $3.00/person. Call to confirm.
Group Reservations: At least 2 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Local restaurants.
Handicapped Access: First floor of Lockhouse accessible.
Directions: I-95 South to Exit 89 (Havre de Grace) to Rt. 155 toward Bel Air. Follow 155 East to Juniata St.. Turn right onto Juniata to Erie St., left onto Erie to Conesteo, left to Lockhouse.

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