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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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Interesting Museum

My wife and I biked to the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, while on a recent vacation in Virginia Beach. We had a wonderful conversation with the lady at the front desk and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
New Park, Pennsylvania
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New Park, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I biked to the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, while on a recent vacation in Virginia Beach. We had a wonderful conversation with the lady at the front desk and got to speak with one of the local wood carvers, which was very interesting. The museum is free and worth a visit or two.

Thank rmwaltermyer
Gretna, Virginia
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

history buffs need to visit good information about the early Virgina beach days the Hotel and motel that used to be there and information about the people and thinks that happen back in the day. visit.

Currituck, NC
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This museum, is not what you'd expect when you think of a museum. There are displays of birds, and decoys, yes, and some old photos of the area. It's free, but don't go out of your way to go there, if you are expecting something elaborate and truly museum worthy. If there is one redeeming characteristic it's the carvers. You... More 

Thank obxshelley
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

But the trinkets can be pricey. There was little 'museum' here, mostly things for sale. Some duck decoys and some antique rifles were displayed. Walk the beach instead.

Thank Redgypsy
Warren, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

It was interesting to see the different stages of decoys and the history behind them. Loved listening to the decoy maker tell of his experiences.

Thank TamLovesSnorkeling
Vista, California
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is a great little free (donations accepted) museum. We learned a ton about the local waterfowl and hunting history.

Thank ShaunV
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Much more interesting inside than what you may expect. Lots of historical pictures to view and some very very impressive wood carvings

Thank 73bp
Silver Spring, Maryland
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank 03Mikme
Norfolk, Virginia
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77 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank Rochelle757
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank 757scf

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