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Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

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Address: 909 S Schumaker Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804-8722
Phone Number: 410-742-4988
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Don't let the name detract you!

The first time before I went to the Ward I thought "Really, you have to be kidding me!". Once there it was apparent that this is truly a museum of incredible art. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Douglas D
Hebron, Maryland

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Hebron, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time before I went to the Ward I thought "Really, you have to be kidding me!". Once there it was apparent that this is truly a museum of incredible art. The craftsmanship is incredible and very unique. I quickly developed a deep appreciation for the detail that had to go into each piece. Do yourself a favor and... More 

Thank Douglas D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Ward Museum not expecting much. But, WOW! Thus museum is amazing. The decoys and wooden artwork are simply amazing. The intricately carved waterfowl is so beautiful. Please make this a must see. You will not regret it!!

Thank Norma F
Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a rainy day at Ocean City with nothing to do but sit in a hotel room so we checked out the AAA book and drove over to Salisbury. SO GLAD we did. A small but excellent museum dedicated to wildfowl art - mostly decoys and sculptures. The sculptures in miniatures and lifesize were amazing works of art -... More 

Thank Cheryl C
New Hampshire
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This place will probably hold your interest more than you think it will. Birds are so realistic. I wish I could have had someone open the display cases so I could make sure THEY WEREN'T REALLY FEATHERS. They don't look wooden, how can these people do this! Even if you're not a bird person, the is beautiful art. Also a... More 

Thank RedBippy
Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit if you like lifelike waterfowl carvings. Also great place to learn about the history of wildfowl carving, great educational atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Thank Herb M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Certainly worth a visit. If you're a city person and revel in scoffing at rural life - definitely go. A museum dedicated to duck decoys is going to make you laugh your socks off and sneer until you're back home safely tucked up with a gourmet espresso. But you'll change your mind when you pass into the galleries. The Ward... More 

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Ocean Pines, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

My 18 year old geek grandson visited me in Ocean City, Md. for the umpteenth time. Since it was not a good beach day I had run out of new things to do. Then I remembered the Ward museum. I have lived on Md.,s eastern shore for 23 years but had never been to this museum. What a treasure. We... More 

Thank bobsynth
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Went here for 2016 labor day weekend, today, was very very informative. Gift shop is tastefully done and the cashier is very polite and patient, even when my for my four year old would ask questions. Hubby and I enjoyed the wild life trail along with the educational films, live puppet show for youngsters. Great atmosphere and Honor belongs to... More 

Thank ByDesignDevineDiva
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The Ward Museum is a really unique place. Do not be put off by the words "wildfowl art". The exhibits are fun, educational and even beautiful. the outside trails are beautiful to walk.great place to wander alone or with others.

Thank FrauPuffin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is a very interesting place to visit. Great for history and art lovers. Kid friendly and great for field trips!

Thank Donna H

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