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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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12:00 pm - 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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Duck Dynasty VB Style!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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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 NEW

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 NEW

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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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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 44 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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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

There is, to be sure, a great collection of bird decoys, both antique and more modern (some for sale). And, there are, at times, carvers present to illustrate the techniques involved (but, not when we were there). There is an interesting exhibit of Virginia Beach (VB) memorabilia, including many pictures of "old" VB. Upstairs, there is an art gallery. I... More 

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Afton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Nature lovers will appreciate the ecology. Maps and native species, a few vintage hunting rifles and lots of waterfowl hunting interests.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Gorgeous museum on the beachfront with very friendly staff and displays on a sadly declining American tradition. Regular demonstrations from people who are happy to answer any questions, lovely displays of lifelike bird models, and some history on the city of Virginia Beach upstairs. One of the most charming museums I've ever visited, absolutely worth your time.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Heritage Museum is a great small place to learn about a distinctively American craft: the creation and use of decoys for duck hunting. Perhaps the best part of a visit is talking with experienced decoy makers as they work on a project. The carvers are friendly and anxious to share their knowledge of working with wood to make a... More 

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Additional Information about Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

Address: Address: 1113 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: 757 437 8432
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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