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Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

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Address: 909 Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone Number: 410-742-4988
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Amazing wood carvings

My wife and were in the area for another event. I started carving last year and friends told me about the museum. The cost was low and the history on carving decoys was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Landisville, Pennsylvania

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Landisville, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and were in the area for another event. I started carving last year and friends told me about the museum. The cost was low and the history on carving decoys was very interesting. The other wild life birds were great, they were so life like. We went through with a guide and I went back through on my... More 

Thank kgkggard
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I submitted photos to a local contest. The Ward Museum has a gift shop available, a short walking trail, an art gallery and carvings.

Thank Sally S
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,756 reviews
966 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,754 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great find in Salisbury and should not be missed. It is a modern building by a lovely lake in a beautiful setting. It is named for the Ward brothers who lived nearby and who were masters of making decoys and decorative waterfowl art for over 50 years. Much of their work is displayed as well as parts... More 

Thank Pnemiller
Ocean, New Jersey
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Looking for things to do in the area, we found this in AAA. It's incredible! The art of decoy making, its evolution over the years, the ecology of wetlands, the lifestyle of hunters--a good museum can just make my day!

Thank Bonnygale
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69 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Excellent place to visit on a rainy day. Lots to see alot about the ward brother's. LOTS or eastern shore history. A great place to have lunch on the pond.

Thank Jim H
Sandusky, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Great walk through at your leisure of wood carved ducks and other waterfowl along with other birds. Shows the history of duck wood carving by the 2 Ward Brothers, along with the types of Firearms that were used at that time Great Historical information for all ages

Thank Joyce S
Norwich, Connecticut
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311 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is such an interesting museum, as the main purpose of it stemmed from the Ward brothers who made duck decoys, which wouldn't seem like a neat museum, but it really is. The displays of decoys throughout the years are just fascinating, especially to see how they changed over the years and have become much more detailed. Not only do... More 

Thank nutsgoalie
Easton, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

An Eastern Shore highlight! You can spend 30 minutes or hours depending on your depth of interest. So much to see. We go at least once each year and ALWAYS take out of town visitors. Trace the history of decoy making, exclaim at the detail of the carvings, and enjoy a lovely visit.

Thank MDMiss
Chance, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place! Beautiful works, in a quiet setting. Highly recommend especially when you have company in town.

Thank Angela B
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The decoys were beautifully made but the other award winning carved birds were exquisite ....pictures are allowed but no flash....they have a recorded tour with headphones but the system was broken ...and no discount given for not getting that part of the experience...you can see it all in about 40 minutes,or spend longer and read everything...I thought the price was... More 

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Rose T, Manager at Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear your experience was not what you expected. We do strive to offer a unique experience with our niche museum. The recorded tour is something we added on to enhance the visitor experience not to be the experience. We have reviewed the audio tour and have found it in working order. The batteries do get low... More 

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