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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
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Amazing lifelike sculptures

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cheryl C
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Bangor, Pennsylvania

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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Thank Cheryl C
New Hampshire
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank RedBippy
Salisbury, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Herb M
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank ProfJoeCain
Ocean Pines, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank bobsynth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Berlin
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank FrauPuffin
Salisbury
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Donna H
Baltimore, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I have enjoyed many hours of strolling through the Warm Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury Maryland (909 S. Schumaker Dr). You'll discover the work of wildfowl sculptors capturing the natural world. It's a collection of the beauty of nature inspired by art. There are special events, an audio tour, a nature walk, the Chesapeake Gateway Center and lots more.... More 

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Thank EDDIE A
Cambridge, Maryland
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is an outstanding museum. Anyone interested in waterfowl, bird watching, hunting, the history of the Eastern Shore, or insights into real American folk art, should put this high on their list. The Ward Brothers were iconic decoy cavers, with some examples of their work bringing $10,000-$20,000 or more at auction. Decoy carving is really the best example of American... More 

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