No matter what your interests, Harford County will keep you busy with a variety of attractions. From historic buildings to family-friendly fun parks, there’s something for everyone.
Concord Point Lighthouse
700 Concord St.
Havre de Grace, MD 21078..... 410-939-3213
1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April through October
Built in 1827 where the Susquehanna River meets the tidal flow of Chesapeake Bay, the Concord Point Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses in Maryland. The lighthouse is located across the street from the restored home of the lighthouse’s keeper, John O’Neill.
Darlington, MD 21034............ 410-457-5011
Housing one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the nation, the Conowingo Dam forms a 14-mile-long freshwater lake. The dam is a year-round angler’s dream. In spring, the fish lift gives migrating fish a ride over the dam.
The dam is also a great place to see gulls and bald eagles from mid-October through mid-March.
The Go-Kart Track
10907 Pulaski Highway
White Marsh, MD 21162......... 410-335-6393
Enjoy a day of racing and mini-golf at the
Go-Kart Track. Three unique go-kart tracks include a junior track for younger racers, a family track and a powder-treated drifting track. Birthday party packages are also available. Hours vary by season. For more information, visit the park’s website.
Historical Society of Harford County
143 N. Main St.
Bel Air, MD 21014.................. 410-838-7691
This nonprofit organization offers regular dinner meetings, lectures, tours, open houses, classes and other programs about the county’s heritage. The society currently preserves more than 250,000 documents of the county’s history, along with 500 artifacts. For more information on historical areas in the county, contact the historical society or visit its website.
Jerusalem Mill Village
2813 Jerusalem Road
Kingsville, MD 21087............. 410-877-3560
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
This living history destination from the 1770s is one of the oldest, most intact mill villages in Maryland and features a blacksmith, a gun shop, a grist mill, a museum, a 1930s general store and a gift shop. Annual events include a Civil War re-enactment of Gilmor’s Raid and a fall Colonial craftsmen weekend. The village is also home to the Jericho Covered Bridge, the last remaining covered bridge in Harford or Baltimore counties. The 99-foot Burr truss bridge built in 1865 crosses the little Gunpowder Falls on Jericho Road about 300 yards downstream from Jerusalem Mill.
Lantern Queen Riverboat
100 Congress Ave.
Havre de Grace, MD 21078..... 410-939-1468
Enjoy a cruise on the largest passenger vessel in the upper Chesapeake region. The Lantern Queen, a replica Mississippi riverboat, is paddle wheel propelled. The riverboat sails out of Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park in Havre de Grace on a variety of private and public excursions, including firework cruises, fall foliage cruises, dinner cruises and even full-moon yoga cruises. For more information, visit the riverboat’s website.
502 W. Gordon St.
Bel Air, MD 21014.................. 410-838-3942
Built in 1898 by a prominent Johns Hopkins physician, Dr. Howard Kelly, the Palladian-style mansion — with art gallery exhibits throughout the year — features a terrace with wisteria-covered archways and a boxwood garden. For hours of operation, events and gallery information, visit the Liriodendron Foundation’s website.
Six Flags America
13710 Central Ave.
Upper Marlboro, MD 20721.... 301-249-1500
Experience a variety of thrilling rides, entertainment, food and fun. Speed-defying roller coasters, the kid-friendly Looney Tunes Movie Town and Whistlestop Park, and the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park means there’s something fun for everyone. Six Flags America is located just outside the nation’s capital, about 1.5 hours from Harford County. Hours vary by season. For more information, visit the park’s website.
Skipjack Martha Lewis
121 N. Union Ave., Suite C
Havre de Grace, MD 21078..... 410-939-4078
A floating museum, Skipjack Martha Lewis is one of the few remaining dredge boats of the Chesapeake Bay oyster fleet. The vessel serves as a reminder of Chesapeake Bay heritage, especially with seasonal themed public and private cruises, educational programs and more. For more information on available cruises and programs, visit the Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy’s website.