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Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is located at 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland, United States. This museum has the most comprehensive collection of wildfowl carvings in the world, ranging from art sculptures to working decoys used by hunters. The museum was named after Lem and Steve Ward from Crisfield, Maryland, two pioneers who moved decoy carvings into the realm of fine art.
The museum includes:

Welcome Theatre

Decoy In Time

Habitat Theatre

Art Lamay Gallery

Decoy Study Gallery

The Ward Brothers’ Workshop

Championship Gallery.
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  • This is world class museum with with carvings that are amazing. I have never seen anything like this.  more »
  • The Ward Museum has amazing world class art and excellent staff! In some cases, you’re going to think some of the carvings in the museum are taxidermy, but all the works of art in the museum are...  more »
  • If you are interested in duck decoys and examples of various carvers this museum is a must. The decoys range from very old to new ,Primitive to modern, and little to no painting to very life like...  more »
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  • Small, but fun day trip. Very informative center, and thorough explanations of art work. The museum is very focused on the bird hunting culture of Delmarva. The small trail had great scenery, a good way to spend an afternoon.
  • The museum was interesting and enjoyed it. Disappointed in the lady at the counter. She was a bit scattered explaining everything they had in the museum as there were other venues going on that day. We paid to see the Andy Warhol exhibit, which was very disappointing. We thought it would be better known pieces, but turned out to be random shots my children could have produced.
  • Such a fantastic museum. This tribute to the Ward Brothers is well worth the time to take the entire family. We could spend 2-3 hours being awed by the delicate carvings, photographs and presentations.
  • Not a whole lot on the inside... Walked through in about 15 minutes. Outside has a small nature trail. If I could suggest they get some grounds people. Some of the outdoor displays were a bit grown over. Thank goodness we had free passes, or I would have been upset at the loss of money. Gave 3 stars for the few cool things...
  • A great place with a great story! It’s a piece of history to walk through the museum and see how decoy carving began. I have seen the original museum at Salisbury University. It’s good to see how a room of Ward Decoys has come to life for everyone to appreciate. The displays at the museum have all been well planned. To see the past and present carvings is an amazing sight!

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