To showcase the impact of the Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal on the region by expanding and preserving the historic collection. Create a memorable and stimulating experience through oral and visual demonstrations depicting life along the canal during the 19th century.
The Lock House Museum sits on a 5 acre park overlooking the Susquehanna River at the north end of the city of Havre de Grace. The museum building itself was the canal toll collector's office and the home of the lock tender in 1840 when the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal opened until about 1900 when the canal closed. The museum features household items and historic documents to the period. A scale model of the lock (which is still preserved and sits in front of the building)is a popular visual demonstration that explains how a lock system worked. The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 pm April thru October.