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Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

909 Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Salisbury
Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
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142 reviews 142 reviews
44 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Hebron, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum is a great place for everyone, I have taken my grandchildren and my 90 year old mother. The docents are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Salisbury, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I lived down the street from this museum for several years. I have been there several times and even attended a wedding in the lobby. I can't even begin to describe how amazing the carvings are in this museum. There are some carvings that look so real that you would not be able to tell the difference between the actual... More

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As a long time admirer and collector of woodcarving this museum is an absolute pleasure and although there a lot of decoys there also some splendid examples of other bird types. It is a case of the very best coming last as the earlier galleries concentrate mainly on decoys, and I skipped through these fairly quickly to get to the... More

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Salisbury, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A bit confused as to what this museum is. If you want to see ART (decoy type) of ducks, then go. The lake and park near-by is fun.

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Elkridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It was a great place to see once. I enjoyed the artistic renditions of the water fowl. It was pricy and not a very big place.

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Somerville, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Yes, the carved birds are beautiful and amazing, and the ground and building are beautiful too. But what amazed me is the history of how people hunted birds in various ways, using decoy or not. It really shows how far we have come.

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New York City, New York
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A small museum, but a gem. It has the most extensive collection I have seen of duck decoys. Viewing them one realizes not only the tight relationship between the useful and the artistic, but also something about the waterways of the Delmarva peninsula and the lives of the people who have called that region home. The building and layout of... More

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