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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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A charming museum in a lovely, natural setting

Not everyone will be drawn to a museum whose main exhibits feature duck decoys. And that is a shame -- for two basic reasons. First, the space is quite lovely both with respect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
John K

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Not everyone will be drawn to a museum whose main exhibits feature duck decoys. And that is a shame -- for two basic reasons. First, the space is quite lovely both with respect to its architectural design as well as its natural setting. The museum has undertaken a nice project of interpreting its landscape, and one can spend a pleasant... More 

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What an interesting, underrated gem! Our customers were floored to find out these decoys were made of 90% wood! The animals looked so real! Personally, I am highly upset that these wood-widdlers have made me realize how non-talented I am! :) Fascinating that young kids, and older folks can create such an experience. The museum was laid out classy, easy... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Decoy carving is a true American art form, and the Ward Museum shows it better than any other museum. The displays range from primitive working decoys from the 1880s to world-champion wooden sculptures of ducks, raptors, songbirds, and more. The museum interprets both the history of decoy carving as well as the amazing birds that today's carvers create from wood.... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Even if you have never appreciated wildlife art, particularly carving, you will after a trip to the Ward Museum. Host of the World Championships (which was last weekend in Ocean City), the breadth of talent is breathtaking. My favorites are the miniatures and the artistic interpretation of decoys. Special exhibits are always fascinating as well.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Additional Information about Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

Address: Address: 909 Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone Number: 410-742-4988
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Salisbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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