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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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A Great Museum for Non-Museum people

I once took my Texas uncle to the Ward, without telling him that it was one of the world's foremost bird, hunting and fishing museums. He thought it was an art gallery, you know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
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Bishopville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I once took my Texas uncle to the Ward, without telling him that it was one of the world's foremost bird, hunting and fishing museums. He thought it was an art gallery, you know, Picasso, But when he walked in and heard the soundtrack, geese in their semi-annual migration, he was spellbound. You don't have to be a decoy collector... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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24 reviews 24 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
47 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
60 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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