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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
44 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
60 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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London, England
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332 reviews 332 reviews
163 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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