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Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

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Address: 909 S Schumaker Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804-8722
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10:00 - 17:00
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Lovely small museum of water fowl carvings... both decoy and decorative. There are some fantastic pieces here and admission is extremely reasonable.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lexington, Ky
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Lexington, Ky
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely small museum of water fowl carvings... both decoy and decorative. There are some fantastic pieces here and admission is extremely reasonable.

Thank jumphi
Salisbury, Maryland
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were not sure just what was in this museum, yes we knew it was about Duck decoys, as we walked through the place we were pleased with what thay had on display. There was a lot to see and we stayed longer then we planed. We do recommend seeing this museum you will not be disappointed.

Thank Bob N
McKinney, Texas
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127 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We attended the Delmarvalous Festival at the museum and enjoyed both very much. The woodworking involved in some of the art was breathtaking and the exhibits were educational. The waterfront setting is very nice.

Thank TomRuthWilliams
Pine Beach, New Jersey
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday afternoon and were the only ones in the museum. Admission was $7 per adult and we spent about an hour looking at displays and reading up on decoy history. Informative and interesting visit. Would definitely recommend if you are even remotely interested in decoys or birds.

Thank d3parks
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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299 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for an hour as we were passing through Salisbury and visited the Ward Museum, having already seen the original house and workshop of the Wards in Crisfield. The decoys are amazing and very beautiful. We were amazed at the variety and number of them. The "Best in the World" exhibit is particularly impressive. Well worth a visit if... More 

Thank DonH
Cleveland, Ohio
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136 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The artwork represents some of the absolute finest modern-day wood carved ducks and waterfowl you will find anywhere in the world, in my opinion at least. From the original hand-carved wooden duck decoys crafted by the Ward brothers, to fantastic owls, eagles and other birds of prey, the museum holds dozens and dozens of intricately carved examples of hand carving... More 

Thank TravelWriterDB
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283 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This museum takes you through the fascinating and beautiful history of decoys, hunting and wildfowl art. I was absolutely blown away by the World Championship Gallery. Those beauties look real and they are carved out of wood...WOOD. The detail is incredible. I swear I was looking at a real birds/feathers. This museum has something for all ages and interests. I... More 

Thank HopheadWI
Crisfield, Maryland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Escorted through the Museum by a very knowledgeable volunteer. Never knew the difference in many carvings. Many of the decoys are wonderful works of art.

Thank F3648PHrichard
Dagsboro, Delaware
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208 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Went on a Monday so only a couple of people there. The displays were nice. We took our time reading about the artists. We watched 2 videos on the local shore life. Loved the peacefulness of it all. Also watched a video on the Ward brothers. Very fascinating men. Definitely suggest doing this.

Thank Donna T
Stevensville, Maryland
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great place to take children for some learning and fun.would go there again and again would recommend to all vistors

Thank Tina W

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