Trip Ideas

Holidays in Harford

Enjoy all Harford County has to offer this holiday season with family and friends -- Christmas parades, tree lightings, unique shopping boutiques, concerts, and more!
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Holidays in Harford
To see a complete list of holiday events taking place in Harford County, please go to our Events page and search by clicking the "Holiday" category, or Click here to go to Holiday Events.

Taste Harford's Wineries

If you’re looking for a day filled with wine and good spirits, Harford County is home to three wineries that invite you for a wonderful experience.  

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Taste Harford's Wineries
Harford County—Maryland’s Fine Wines
A Tour of Our Local Wineries
 
If you’re looking for a day filled with wine and good spirits, Harford County is home to three wineries that invite you for a wonderful experience.

Harford Vineyard and Winery
1311 West Jarrettsville Road
Forest Hill, Maryland 21050
Pack a picnic and prepare to hear live music, while sipping their best seller, Peach Kissed 2014—a blend of Vidal grapes and peaches. Taste groups are also offered to try a dozen other Maryland wines. Be sure to check out their fun upcoming events at https://harfordvineyard.com/wine-tasting-events/.
 
Mount Felix Vineyard and Winery
2000 Level Rd
Havre De Grace, MD 21078
Enjoy an unforgettable view overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Sit back, relax and sip their award winning wine while listening to live music on weekends. Don’t miss seeing the 9000 square foot Mount Felix Manor, too. Head to http://mountfelix.com/MountFelixJune2012/Upcoming_Events....html to find some unique upcoming events typically held at Mount Felix, such as “Yoga on the Mount.”
 
Fiore Winery
3026 Whiteford Road
Pylesville, Maryland 21132
La Felicetta vineyard is open every day to offer their experience of almost 20 generations of Italian winemaking. Visit from April to October for access to the tasting room where you can try delicious wine and their Limoncello and flavored moonshiners. Check and plan for the upcoming events on Fiore’s calendar at http://www.fiorewinery.com/news.asp
 
 
Harford County is home to countless unforgettable sites and fun things to do. You can watch the Aberdeen Ironbirds “play ball” at Ripken Stadium, stroll the beautiful grounds of Ladew Topiary Gardens, go hiking or take a walk through numerous parks, and much more! There is something for everyone to enjoy at every age.  
 
Visit Harford!
115 N. Main Street Suite C
Bel Air, MD 21014
Tel: 410-838-7777
 

House of Cards Fan Tour

If you’re a House of Cards fan, then this tour is for you! It will lead you to locations around the county where memorable House of Cards scenes have been filmed. We want to warn you though, do not read past seasons you haven’t yet watched. You don’t want to spoil the surprises.


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House of Cards Fan Tour
Harford County—The Backdrop of House of Cards
A Tour of Our County, House of Cards Style
 
If you’re a House of Cards fan, then this tour is for you! It will lead you to all of the locations around the county where House of Cards scenes have been filmed. We want to warn you though, do not read past seasons you haven’t yet watched. You don’t want to spoil the surprises.
 
Season 1
 
Lowe’s in Bel Air
414 Constant Friendship Blvd, Abingdon, MD 21009
This parking lot was used for filming scenes. 
 
Old Town Council in Havre de Grace
121 North Union Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
The Havre de Grace Opera House was redesigned to represent the Gaffney Town Council Room.
 
Swan Harbuor in Havre de Grace
401 Oakington Rd, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Outdoor scenes were filmed at this location. 
 
Swan Harbour Dell Trailer Park
40 Robinhood Rd, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Frank sends Peter Russo here to meet conspiracy theorist Roy Kapeniak. 
 
Season 2
 
Anita C Light Estuary
1006 Otter Point Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009
These are the woods where Doug Stamper is attacked and left for dead that the end of Season 2. 
 
EZ Tobacco Shop
300 St. Job Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
The EZ Tobacco Shop was transformed into Underwood Campaign Headquarters for Season 2.
 
Edgewood Apartments
611 Edgewood Road, Edgewood, MD 21040
This is the apartment complex where Rachel had her apartment. Stamper has Rachel read “A Tale of Two Cities” in his car outside of her building. 
Ladew Topiary Gardens
3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD 21111
Doug Stamper flies to China to confront Xander Feng in this garden. Ladew Topiary Gardens were used to represent the garden in China. 
Liriodendron
502 West Gordon Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
Liriodendron was transformed into a private home and used to host an elegant fundraising party during an episode from Season 2. 
 
Winters Run
2616 Winters Run Road, Edgewood, MD 21085
Represented the Vice Presidential Pitstop in Gaffney, South Carolina. 
 
Season 3
 
American Legion, Aberdeen
44 N. Parke Street, Aberdeen, MD 21001
Frank Underwood holds a campaign rally meeting with union representatives. 
 
Angel Hill Cemetery
50 Ohio Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Represented the cemetery where Frank visited his father’s grace in Gaffney, South Carolina. 
 
Doggy Day Care
2124 Nuttal Avenue, Edgewood, MD 21040
The former Doggy Day Care stands in as the location of Winters Run Fellowship Church, where Rachel develops her relationship with Lisa.
 
Downtown Havre de Grace
Downtown, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
This location stands in as Gaffney, South Carolina, the hometown of Frank Underwood.
 
Festival Park
N. Parke Street, Aberdeen, MD 21001
This public park in Aberdeen was used to film as Underwood campaign rally during Season 3.
 
Hamilton’s Service Station
3901 Level Road, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Jackie Sharp and Heather Dunbar meet at this gas station to cut a deal when running against Frank Underwood. 
 
Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Department
3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville, MD 21084
Scenes inside the Dunbar campaign bus were filmed at this location.
 
 
Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department
1403 Old Mountain Road, Abingdon, MD 21085
Kate Baldwin gets information from FEMA Director Arnold Silva at a rest stop, which was filmed at this Fire Station.
 
Klein’s Shoprite in Bel Air
232 N Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
Doug Stamper offers to jump start Lisa’s car outside of this market.
 
La Banque De Fleuve
321 St. Jon Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Frank answers questions about his Jordan Valley mission at a town hall event, which took place at this bank. 
 
Lafarge Churchville Quarry
1219 Calvary Road, Bel Air, MD 21015
Frank shows Tom Yates this gravel pit in Gaffney, South Carolina represented by this quarry. This location also stands in for Jordan Valley, where Frank travels to negotiate with Russian President Petrov. PLEASE NOTE: This is private property and off limits to visitors. 
 
Moose Lodge
102 N Rogers Street, Aberdeen, MD 21001
Heather Dunbar gives a speech against corporate greed, filmed at the Moose Lodge modified to represent a Union Hall in Bittendorf, Iowa. 
 
Tidewater Marina Library
100 Bourbon Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Library where Claire Underwood reads to a group of children. 
 
Union United Methodist Church 
700 Post Road North, Aberdeen, MD 21001
Claire and Frank renewed their vows at this church.
 
Season 4
 
Winters Run
2616 Winters Run Road, Edgewood, MD 21085
Represented the wooded area from Frank’s Civil War dream sequence.  
 
Bay City Market Shopping Center
200 Congress St, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
This location was transformed into Gaffney National Bank, from Gaffney, South Carolina. 
 
Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD 21015
Tom Hammerschmidt questions Janine Skorsky about Lucas Goodwin. Harford Community College is used to represent the Ithaca College campus. 
 
Harford County is home to countless unforgettable sites and fun things to do. You can watch the Aberdeen Ironbirds “play ball” at Ripken Stadium, stroll the beautiful grounds of Ladew Topiary Gardens, go hiking or take a walk through numerous parks, and much more! There is something for everyone to enjoy. And if you’d like a map to walk you through these House of Cards destinations, download the Visit Harford App! 
 
 
Visit Harford!
115 N. Main Street Suite C
Bel Air, MD 21014
Tel: 410-838-7777
greg@visitharford.com
 

Road Trip: Outdoor Fun and Waterfall Wandering

Visit Historic Jerusalem Mill Village - Follow Exit 74, Fallston/Joppatowne off of Interstate 95 and turn northwest towards Fallston onto Route 152. Turn left onto Jerusalem Mill Road and proceed until you see Jerusalem Mill at 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville. Tour the Mill, check out the blacksmith and general store. Be sure to take a photo of the Jericho Covered Bridge on Jericho Road as it crosses the Little Gunpowder Falls.

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Road Trip: Outdoor Fun and Waterfall Wandering

Road Trip:  Waterfall Wandering


(sample itinerary)

Follow Exit 74, Fallston/Joppatowne, off of Interstate 95 and turn northwest towards Fallston onto Route 152.  Next, turn left onto Jerusalem Mill road and proceed until you see the mill.  The Jericho Covered Bridge is on Jericho Road as it crosses the Little Gunpowder Falls. (Jerusalem – 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, MD (www.jerusalemmill.org)  

Rocks State Park Hiking Trail Follow Exit 77B off of I-95, Bel Air and turn north onto Route 24.  Go beyond Rocks State Park.  Turn left onto St Marya Road, then right onto Falling Branch Road, parking lot will be on the right.  Trek the half-mile hiking trail featuring Kilgore Falls.  (Rocks State Park – 3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road, Jarrettsville, MD (http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/rocks.aspx) 

Now that you’ve had some exercise, stop for a snack and ice cream on Route 543, Broom’s Bloom Dairy, part of the Maryland Ice Cream Trail. 

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