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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Full of history and art

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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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 NEW

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
35 helpful votes 35 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Pennsylvania
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151 reviews 151 reviews
47 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Anyone who visits the Eastern Shore should not miss the Ward Museum. Not only for the wild fowl exhibits but the market hunting history of the area. A way of life that no longer exists.

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Salisbury
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177 reviews 177 reviews
60 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There is not another museum like the Ward Museum! To see the magnificent wood carvings the artists make is like stepping into a different world. The art of "imitation waterfowl" is unbelievable and the Museum hosts an international world-wide competition every April in Ocean City, Md. Decoy carving is a celebrated art and this history is so well told at... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in Salisbury overnight only because I saw the museum listed in the AAA book. It sounding interesting and different for us. The museum is very comprehensive and a beautiful video of the Ward brothers history. Also, do not miss all of the short videos on different topics of the Chesapeake Bay. The carvings are great and also the... More 

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