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Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

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Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
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Address: 1113 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3503
Phone Number: 757 437 8432
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Historic, educational and interesting

We have always enjoyed and collected decoys so we knew this was a must. One of the earliest building left right on the beach. Filled with decoys, photos, books other notable items... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve C
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Cashiers, North Carolina
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Cashiers, North Carolina
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed and collected decoys so we knew this was a must. One of the earliest building left right on the beach. Filled with decoys, photos, books other notable items pertaining to wildfowl. And it's FREE. Donations are in order.

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Thank Steve C
Haddon Heights, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was s pleasant surprise, right on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. We got to watch a decoy making presentation, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff providing really good information on the whole museum. Interesting history lessons about the whole area is presented throughout the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We totally loved this! My son's 9,5,& 2 all enjoyed themselves. The staff was sooooo knowledgeable and taught us so much! My oldest son asked a ton of questions about the guns and decoys and they patiently answered him! Definitely check it out!

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Thank Jami T
HUNTINGTON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Appears small compared to everything else at the beach. but has a lot of interesting historical facts along with duck carvings. Have some time to spaer, check it out.

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Westerville, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My husband and I were riding bikes on a foggy morning and stopped here to check it out. There was an artist there carving some cardinals out of wood. The decoys there are works of art. Some very old. Nice place to visit for area history.

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Thank Teri C
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The history of the cottage and wildfowl hunting were cool. They have some outstanding and realistic carvings. The carvers are awesome to talk to. Near history of the DeWitt family and Virginia Beach is great. It is free too.

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Thank Nathan N
Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Strolling along the Boardwalk I happened upon this free museum and was delightfully surprised. It's a combination of an informative learning experience and art appreciation. The museum features many hand-carved decoys for art lovers and great explanations and knowledgeable staff for bird lovers. If you're strolling by, you should stop in.

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Thank Tribe93
Halethorpe, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We visited on a very rainy day, two floors of interesting historical facts. Lots of pictures and the staff when asked, was very informative.

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Thank Winsome C
Imperial, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

A small museum that takes you back as to how Va Beach was lots of years ago, on the second floor. The first floor exhibits detailed carvings of birds and waterfowl. Carvings of the ducks are incredible in detail down to the like real feathers. There are examples of duck decoys in various stages of carving, which was educational. There... More 

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Thank chuck477
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We REALLY enjoyed visiting Cool vintage decoys and memorabilia from days long gone . be sure and check out the gentlemen carving while you watch Talent you don't see everyday in this age

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