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Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
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Address: 1113 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: 757 437 8432
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Along the path, a treasure

Found this unique museum along the bicycle path on the VB boardwalk. House itself was worth the visit. Take's one back in history. Would loved to have grown up in this place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Found this unique museum along the bicycle path on the VB boardwalk. House itself was worth the visit. Take's one back in history. Would loved to have grown up in this place. Great photos of the De Witt family displayed. A very pleasant young man was demonstrating duck carving. Carvings are amazingly lifelike. Free. Couldn't resist rocking on porch looking... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum is located on the Boardwalk of Virginia Beach. I visited here with my father and boyfriend and I found the museum to be quite interesting, The paintings they had by ocal artists were absolutely stunning. I'm not sure if they change these out or not but they probably do. This museum also has two floors. In addition to... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a wonderful museum that is housed in the old deWitt cottage on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The exhibits are of historic wildfowl artifacts along with depictions of the history of wildfowling in the Back Bay area. Not sure if this would hold the interest of young children or not. But if you are interested in decoys (antique and... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What a delight. Watch the carvers and give it a try. Upstairs is a picture history of Virginia Beach and the house. Nice shop and break on the beach.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you hunt ducks, carve wooden decoys, or enjoy local history, then this is the place for you. The building, once renowned as the tallest structure along the boardwalk, dates back to 1895 and ultimately served as home to Cornelius and Cecile DeWitt and their 10 [!] children. Interesting and informative staff and displays throughout. Friendly decoy carvers on site.... More 

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It is one of our favorite places to visit. We stop in everytime. It tells of the history of Virginia Beach. It was a home in the early 1900's. The have a very small gift shop, sometimes they have some really cute things to buy.

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We ducked in here just to get out of the sun. They pack a lot into a relatively small space. You can go through it pretty quickly, but it was a nice diversion.

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Small free but interesting venue.Mostly revolving around antique wood carvings of various waterfowl. Worth a look see.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Lots of decoys and photos of old Virginia Beach. Nice stop on one of your walks along the boardwalk. And its free.

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Brighton, Michigan, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was a fun stop while biking the boardwalk. The setting in the building was very appropriate. The photos and artifacts were all very interesting to look at.

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