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Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Wonderful displays of carved birds. Very eclectic medium. Some whimsy some perfect in detail. Learn about the environment and how the waterfowl fit into it. This is a great adventure for the entire family. Wow, entertainment and education wrapped into one.

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

What a fun day we had at the Ward Museum attending their Delmarvalous Festival! Free Admission was offered for the event, allowing us to enjoy touring their permanent galleries, and the special activities for the Festival. For the children, they offered Birdhouse Painting, Making a Terrarium, and trying Soap Carving. Our Granddaughter loved the hands on activities and strolling through the Galleries. We all enjoyed the Smith Island Cake Demo, and tasting a delicious sample afterwards, the Crab Picking Demo, Cultural Dance Presentation, and Decoy Carving Demo. We found a treasure to take home in the Treetops Gift Shop that offers gifts from art and nature. Our time outdoors was peaceful as we walked and strolled the trail looking at native plants, sampling berries, and watched wildlife on water and land. Whether you visit as a Member, or a one-time visit, there will be lots to keep you busy, even if it is not a special event. The Museum has the world's largest public collection of decorative and antique decoys.From the Nature Trail and Observation Deck you may get to see ducks, geese, or Great Blue Herons. The Museum caters to 10,000 school children a year through many different educational programs. We know you'll enjoy your time at the Museum as much as our family did, learning about fascinating wildlife and their native habitats of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Thank DLN310
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This museum is located on a natural pond which is a perfect setting for a wildfowl art museum. The exhibits really showcase the wildlife found on the eastern shore of Maryland and the area of the Chesapeake Bay. They include carvings of birds and other waterfowl found throughout the world done by world class carvers.. These carvings are exquisite! Many of them are winners of the annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Contest.. Some of the carvings are of working duck decoys, some are decorative - life size and miniatures, others are interpretive. You will be amazed at how these carvings look real! They are truly a work of art!

Thank bethie44
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Whenever we have guests come to visit, we try to take them to the Ward Museum. Their videos provide great background information on the ecology and animal life of the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva. The wildfowl carvings and artwork are outstanding, We also enjoy browsing in the TreeTops Gift Shop. They have a wide variety of items for children and adults.

Thank CDE-delmar
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We visited on a rainy Saturday and enjoyed all of the exhibits. The volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable. The gift shop had lots of great items. Ideally, we would have had lunch before the visit because the food truck parked out front had limited choices.

Thank Alice565
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