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Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Based on 37 traveler reviews
Oct 13, 2014 by: travelexplorer27 from Salisbury
There is not another museum like the Ward Museum! To see the magnificent wood carvings the artists make is like stepping into a different world. The art of "imitation waterfowl" is unbelievable and the Museum hosts an international world-wide competition every April in Ocean City, Md. Decoy carving is a celebrated art and this history is so well told at the Museum. Lem and Steve Ward were considered the greatest carvers of all and served as an inspiration to numerous others. A replica of their workshop is in the museum.
LOVE THE WARD BROTHERS STORY
Oct 02, 2014 by: travelfever19 from Freehold, New Jersey
We stopped in Salisbury overnight only because I saw the museum listed in the AAA book. It sounding interesting and different for us. The museum is very comprehensive and a beautiful video of the Ward brothers history. Also, do not miss all of the short videos on different topics of the Chesapeake Bay. The carvings are great and also the competition winners and their beautiful pieces. People of all ages would enjoy this. Many thanks to the hard working staff and also for placing it in the AAA book since I would not have seen it otherwise.
Sep 02, 2014 by: Kelsie M from Hebron, Maryland
This museum is a great place for everyone, I have taken my grandchildren and my 90 year old mother. The docents are friendly and knowledgeable.
Aug 18, 2014 by: Travler3896632 from Salisbury, Maryland
I lived down the street from this museum for several years. I have been there several times and even attended a wedding in the lobby. I can't even begin to describe how amazing the carvings are in this museum. There are some carvings that look so real that you would not be able to tell the difference between the actual bird and the carving if they were side by side. Every single feather is carved in detail. Simply amazing. Besides the world class carvings, there is a fantastic amount of history to learn here. The exhibits on duck hunting and carving are fantastic. Any hunter would love a visit to this museum. I highly recommend it to anyone who visits the Salisbury area. I believe it is the only must see attraction in Salisbury. This is a world class museum.
Woodcarving at it's very best
Jul 08, 2014 by: ManicUSAVisitor from London, England
As a long time admirer and collector of woodcarving this museum is an absolute pleasure and although there a lot of decoys there also some splendid examples of other bird types. It is a case of the very best coming last as the earlier galleries concentrate mainly on decoys, and I skipped through these fairly quickly to get to the final gallery which has examples of bird carvings of the highest quality. I loved them.
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