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Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

Address: 909 Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone Number: 410-742-4988
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Salisbury
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Annapolis, MD
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
44 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
60 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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