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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We really enjoyed walking through the museum and seeing all the carvings of the wildlife. It is just amazing how real these carvings look. The detail is just something to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed walking through the museum and seeing all the carvings of the wildlife. It is just amazing how real these carvings look. The detail is just something to see. My husband and I went ourselves the last time we were in Ocean City....this time we took four of our friends. We all enjoyed it!

Thank fishwidow1
Keedysville, Maryland, United States
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182 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of visiting the Ward Museum on January 2. It was not crowded at all and the entrance fee was very low, $6.00. This museum is a treasure. I have never seen so many beautiful carvings of wildfowl in my life. Each piece was more beautiful than the last. The Ward Brothers exhibit was really interesting. The... More 

Thank Michael Y
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is a very complete collection of local wildfowl art that is well worth the time to see. The detail that these artists capture is truly amazing. You will think the birds are actually alive!

Thank Dave G
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

So interesting and beautifully laid out, I enjoyed the short films which had wonderful cinematography. Some of the carvings were so lifelike I had to look closer to see if the feathers were real!

Thank balmybreeze
Landisville, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My wife and were in the area for another event. I started carving last year and friends told me about the museum. The cost was low and the history on carving decoys was very interesting. The other wild life birds were great, they were so life like. We went through with a guide and I went back through on my... More 

Thank kgkggard
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

My boyfriend and I submitted photos to a local contest. The Ward Museum has a gift shop available, a short walking trail, an art gallery and carvings.

Thank Sally S
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,766 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,765 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a great find in Salisbury and should not be missed. It is a modern building by a lovely lake in a beautiful setting. It is named for the Ward brothers who lived nearby and who were masters of making decoys and decorative waterfowl art for over 50 years. Much of their work is displayed as well as parts... More 

Thank Pnemiller
Ocean, New Jersey
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Looking for things to do in the area, we found this in AAA. It's incredible! The art of decoy making, its evolution over the years, the ecology of wetlands, the lifestyle of hunters--a good museum can just make my day!

Thank Bonnygale
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228 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to visit on a rainy day. Lots to see alot about the ward brother's. LOTS or eastern shore history. A great place to have lunch on the pond.

Thank Jim H
Sandusky, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Great walk through at your leisure of wood carved ducks and other waterfowl along with other birds. Shows the history of duck wood carving by the 2 Ward Brothers, along with the types of Firearms that were used at that time Great Historical information for all ages

Thank Joyce S

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