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Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

909 Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
410-742-4988
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Salisbury
Type: Specialty Museums
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London, England
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328 reviews 328 reviews
162 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
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3 reviews 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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New York City, New York
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146 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I have driven by the sign for this museum on the way to Ocean City hundreds of times. But finally someone clued me in about it. I am so glad. Its wonderful on a lot of levels. First it is about decoys. And not just decoys- they have examples from all over the country. I imagine scholars writing dissertations about... More

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is a wonderful museum that showcases the art of decoy carving. They have a gallery dedicated to world champions and the displays are not only amazingly beautiful but some you can't even figure out how they mounted! If you're ever in Salisbury, MD you really should visit this museum!

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salisbury
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7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Provides an interesting look at the Eastern Shore and how the water fowl has impacted the area. Great Carvings by the Ward Bros. and more. Nice way to spend the day

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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you like birds, art, and/or wood carving you cannot miss this exhibit. It is truly remarkable art! They have special exhibits along with their ongoing national winner carvings. The detail and portrayal is really amazing. I guarantee you would want to have one of these pieces in your home - if you could afford it.

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Johnstown, New York
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23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Located right on the river in Salisbury, MD, this museum knows exactly why it exists and reflects its mission beautifully. The exhibits are carefully displayed, with plenty of room to move around the spaces. There are a variety of typs of exhibits (paintings, sculptures, etc) and visitors will absolutely find many pieces that are appealing. The decoy exhibit is fascinating,... More

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