The historic town of Havre de Grace along the banks of the Susquehanna River harmonizes picturesque neighborhoods with a charming, revitalized downtown district. Although history books seldom mention the fact, Havre de Grace lost out to Washington, D.C., by a single vote as our nation’s capital city. Today, Havre de Grace is best known as the “Decoy Capital Of The World.” Woodworkers and sculptors flock to the city each year to display their time-honored artistry in an event that draws attendees from across the globe. Less than one hour’s drive from Baltimore City on Interstate 95 and Route 40, Havre de Grace has found it easy to attract new business and industry as well as residential development. Newcomers will discover the charm of a small-town atmosphere within a reasonable commute from the Smithsonian Institute museums in the capital city, the Broadway shows of the “Big Apple,” or the tranquil Amish countryside. Both Philadelphia and Baltimore are just a 40-mile drive from Havre de Grace. Situated near the sparkling Chesapeake Bay and the riverfront, the area is a paradise for boaters and water-sports enthusiasts. Whether your interest lies in farming, sailing, or traveling as an urbanite from city to city, Havre de Grace offers an ideal location.