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Apr 25, 2013 - A Maryland Museum tour on a Rental Bus

Havre de Grace has rich history, which dates back to Maryland’s Colonial Period. The town's unusual name came from the Marquis de Lafayette, who claimed it reminded him of Le Havre, France. Lafayette spent time in Havre de Grace during the Revolutionary War and the town almost became America's capitol. During the 19th century, Havre de Grace became an important part of the lumber, fishing packing and canning industries, thanks to its location on the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal. Havre de Grace's museums explore the area's history, with a special emphasis on its ties to the sea, and a great way of visiting them is with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from Baltimore Bus Rentals.

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum houses a collection of artifacts, photographs and books devoted to the history of the seagoing culture of the Upper Chesapeake Bay and the Lower Susquehanna River that will interest rental bus visitors. The museum rotates exhibits and past exhibits include a selection of sailing canoes and a display about the U.S. Naval Training Center. The museum's only permanent display is devoted to John Smith's settlement Jamestown. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum also operates a school, which teaches wooden boat building to adults and teenagers.

The Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy operates cruises on the skipjack Martha Lewis throughout the year for rental bus visitors. The 49 1/2-foot skipjack is one of the last commercial dredge boats in the nation. In addition to scenic cruises, the boat also has programs that include educational programs about marine life for children, a trip with the crew to catch oysters and a mystery theater tea cruise.

The Havre de Grace Decoy Museum features exhibits dedicated to the art of decoy carving, as well as its history in American art. Rental bus visitors can view a special exhibit displaying works by famous decoy sculptors and a display of historical waterfowl hunting techniques in the region. The museum also has carving workshops and demonstrations and offers private tours for rental bus groups and schools.

Havre de Grace's lighthouse was built in 1827 and is the second oldest in Maryland. The museum is open from April to October and rental bus visitors can climb the 27 granite steps to the top of the lighthouse to experience beautiful views of the bay free of charge. The keeper's dwelling houses a gift shop and hosts exhibits. Rental bus visitors can rent the lighthouse for special events, such as weddings, and private tours are available.

Located on a late 19th century farm, Steppingstone Farm Museum features regional arts and crafts from 1880 to 1920. The museum has an antique-decorated farmhouse and a barn that rental bus visitors can view, which contains a recreation of a late 19th century general store. Other displays include tools and vehicles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including blacksmith and potter's tools, carriages and a decoy carver's workshop. The museum grounds also have a gift shop and a herb and flower gardens.

If you’re planning a rental bus visit to Baltimore, or other areas in Maryland, give Bus Rental Baltimore a call and allow them them to organize your rental bus journey for you.