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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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10:00 am - 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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.

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Chance, Maryland
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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.

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nj
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 83 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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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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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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