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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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Watch & feed waterfowl

I used to walk down to the Ward Museum all the time when we were living in Salisbury. It's a great place to watch & feed waterfowl. Sad that it's so close to a busy road though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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English first
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162 reviews 162 reviews
51 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I used to walk down to the Ward Museum all the time when we were living in Salisbury. It's a great place to watch & feed waterfowl. Sad that it's so close to a busy road though.

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Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Interesting little place up of history and displays. Didn't take long to self navigate, in and out within an hour but very interesting even for the non foul enthausit.

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Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was our second visit to the museum and I'm already ready to return. The craftsmanship of the art works displayed is dazzling. Small admission fee and worth lots more. We had a young HS student give us a general tour which was helpful and informative. Truly truly truly - add this to your trip to the beaches or make... More 

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Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a little known museum that really doesn't get the credit it deserves. Filled with history and art related to the local area and to wildfowl carving. Offers great insight to our local culture and history. Love when they have special events here. Very reasonably priced and beautifully located.

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Bishopville
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I once took my Texas uncle to the Ward, without telling him that it was one of the world's foremost bird, hunting and fishing museums. He thought it was an art gallery, you know, Picasso, But when he walked in and heard the soundtrack, geese in their semi-annual migration, he was spellbound. You don't have to be a decoy collector... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I thought this was going to be a museum of duck decoys, which would have been interesting. But in addition, there are gorgeous paintings, photos, sculptures, etc. Plan to spend at least a couple hours to experience an unique place!

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very well done museum with a lot of decoys. Excellent exhibits by geographic area so you can see the differences in carving from various parts of the country. This was my third decoy museum and the most comprehensive.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A marvel of artistry imitating nature. The displays are fascinating, and are arranged by galleries in methodical and instructional groupings. The docents were informative and carver Al's live presentation of the stages of wood carving was personable and enlightening. The Ward Museum features examples of astonishingly realistic and award-winning wildfowl models. Some of the models qualify as true art in... More 

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Bayport, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Worth the visit, especially if you are into wildlife, especially ducks & duck decoys. The talent in this museum is overwhelming! The Ward brothers were extremely talented men, fortunately, there handy work has been preserved.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Don't drive through Salisbury on your way to somewhere else again without stopping at the Ward Museum! You don't have to be a fan of duck hunting or even bird watching to marvel at the artistry of the super carvings. Took three of my college roommates who took me at my word that they'd find it fascinating. They were not... More 

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