Steppingstone Museum
461 Quaker Bottom Rd.
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
(410) 939-2299

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The once working Harford County Farm is brought back to life through a number of special exhibits, demonstrations, and other activities at the Steppingstone Museum. With more than two dozen structures and display sites to explore, Steppingstone offers great opportunities for a weekend outing. The Museum is located in Susquehanna State Park, which also offers picnic areas, fishing, nature trails, and a campground.

A tour begins at the Visitor Center, which provides brochures and current information, and a gift shop.

The Foard Blacksmith Shop is usually manned by a "smithy" working at his forge.

  • A Woodworking Shop features a display of tools that were used for a wide range of purposes, from felling trees for lumber to creating intricate wood carvings.
  • The Cooper Shop shows barrels and buckets and the tools used for making them.
  • Milking machines, churns, an ice cream maker, and other equipment will be found in the Dairy Shop.
  • Yet another shop contains tools used on the farm and in the garden.
  • The turn-of-the-century Farmhouse features period furnishings and a working wood stove.
  • The Potter's Shed presents pottery demonstrations
  • The Carriage Barn houses carriages, sleighs, and other horse-drawn vehicles.
  • The Decoy Shop displays beautiful hand-carved and painted decoys. The Museum's resident carver also gives demonstrations.
  • The Weaving Room includes spinning wheels and looms.

Other areas include a Wood Shed, Harness Shop, Herb Garden, Canning House, and more. In all, visitors can take an exciting step back into time to see rural arts and crafts of the 1880 - 1920 period.Group Tours are welcome as well as individuals and families. A tours is fun and educational, appropriate for School Groups of all ages. Throughout the operating season, the Museum presents a variety of special events and festivals. Call for a calendar.

Hours: Open daily, 9am - Sunset. Artisan Demonstrations held on weekends, May through September, 1 - 4pm. Call to confirm. Call to schedule a Group Tour during other times.
Admission (for demonstration days):
Adults $5.00 Children 12 and under FREE Members FREE
Groups: Group Guided Tour/School Program, $5.00 per person, $50 minimum.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic areas available.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: I-95 South to Exit 89 (Havre de Grace) to Rt. 155 toward Bel Air. After ¼ mile turn right onto Earlton Rd. and follow for ½ mile. Turn left onto Quaker Bottom Rd. and follow to Museum entrance. 60 - 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

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