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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
10:00 am - 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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After passing by for years, we stopped in

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank danwstr
Westerville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Teri C
San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews
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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.

Thank Nathan N
Manassas, Virginia
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161 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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.

Thank Tribe93
Halethorpe, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank Winsome C
Imperial, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

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

Thank Angie A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

interesting walk back in time of Va. Beach shows you what it used to be like, A history of the beach and its waterfowling roots, nice display of antique decoys! and a small shop.

Thank Richieeo
edwards, Ny
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86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We stopped by for a few minutes while on the board walk. Not a lot to see, a few displays, some decoys and a fellow carving a new decoy. I would suggest making a special trip to see it, but OK if you're walking by.

Thank wm H
Scarborough, Tobago
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94 reviews
74 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

It's free so take a short time to pass by. A lot history about Virginia beach area. They have a nice collections of painting. I think that was the most interesting item for me.

Thank Latoyaa1

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