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Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

1113 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Northeast Virginia Beach)
757 437 8432
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
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Galway, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

There's nothing in here. It's a gift shop and a carving studio... I don't really know why they call it a museum! it's not even really a hunting club shack. The only thing to see in it are the carved birds for decoys used in hunting.... and they want you to buy those. So...yeah, if you like wood carvings, it's... More

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Hartly
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Very interesting to see the new & antique decoys and carvings. Don't miss the upstairs with old photos and memorabilia from Virgina Beach of years gone by. Small gift shop. Worth a look.

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Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Stopped by here for a quick visit. The guys working were friendly and seemed always down for a conversation (one was engaged in an interesting conversation with a fellow museum goer while I was there). I loved the gift shop. Admission is free, why not stop by?

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Philadelphia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The location is right in the heart of the Virginia Beach resort area and is free. Learn how decoys are carved and see some really good examples.

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Seattle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I visited the Heritage Museum on a weekday afternoon in November. Decoy carving is a distinctive American folk art, and this museum is one of the bet places to see it. The museum includes antique decoys from the Chesapeake Bay and Carolina sound and modern decoys crafted by local carvers. The best part is the opportunity to watch local carvers... More

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Ijamsville, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is an interesting museum right on the boardwalk...and entrance is FREE. I went 2 different times during my week long visit and there was a different carver on duty each time. Both carvers were very amiable and went out of their way to explain what they were doing.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I experience back in 2009 with my friend when we we're in Virginia Beach and thought my husband would enjoy the walk through because of his interest in waterfowl. We experienced it the second time through and my husband did enjoy the experience!

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Norfolk
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

history of Virginia Beach and an insight to the history of the Virginia nBeach oceanfront, It is located in the DeWitt Cottage...one of the last of the “beach cottages” from early 1900’s.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is a unique collection of information about Atlantic Wildfowl. I love looking at photographs of years gone by - and the excellent wildfowl carvings.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Spoke to a decoy carver/retired teacher at length. So personable and the kids enjoyed what they learned. I particularly loved the historic Va Beach exibit upstairs. Virtually nothing left of the past to visit here in Va Beach except in these artifacts and pictures. We also visited the Coast Guard museum for the same history fix and loved it.

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