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Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

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Address: 909 Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone Number: 410-742-4988
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A Natural for Nature

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
EDDIE A
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Baltimore, United States

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Baltimore, United States
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138 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Cambridge, Maryland
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Nelson H
Salisbury, Maryland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is more than a museum with a lot a stuffed animals perched in frozen poses for all eternity, but it is filled with active live birds doing their things right outside the window. There are real live artists and teachers abound. It is friendly to a fault and fun things to purchase with fun volunteers that know so many... More 

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Thank Jeurel S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

One of the most extensive collections of decoys anywhere. For experienced carvers and collectors but also for novices. The collections include not only carvings from the Chesapeake but alsofrom across North America. The heart of the collection focuses on the Ward brothers' lives amd works. There are revolving exhibits of paintings and photographs. A nice marsh walk completes the visit.

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Thank John O
Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This museum provides a wonderful overview of the history of decoy carving and painting. The collection of decorative carvings is amazing and well worth the visit. The gift shop is a "best kept secret" as I have found many unusual items there. It's a great place to purchase carvings and wildfowl art. The classes held at the museum are also... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I was in Salisbury for an event and had a couple of hours to spare. Tripadvisor "Things to Do" in Salisbury listed the Ward Museum, so I gave it a visit. What a delight! I am a serious collector of wildlife art, and found the exhibits of wildfowl art to be well curated and designed for maximum viewing experience. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Has a great history of wood craving of birds. It's interesting how much time and effort goes into such work. It's a great tie-in with the surrounding history of the Delmarva peninsula and the Chesapeake Bay. However, it does get repetitive and you might leave the place thinking, "I don't need to see another bird sculpture again".

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Barrington, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We spent 2 + hours looking at the works of the masters of duck and bird carving. Masterpiece after masterpiece. The Larry Barth show is breathtaking.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The Ward Museum is a neat experience for the whole family. Enjoyable for all ages. Check out the website for events.

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Saint Leonard, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

My daughter is attending Salisbury University so I looked for sites in the area. I was delighted by this unique art museum. I was fascinated by the carvings, decoy exhibit and the story of the two Ward brothers - one carved and the other painted decoys. I definitely recommend this place to any passing through Salisbury.

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