Travel reviews by Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor Based on 44 traveler reviews
VisitMaryland Logo

Trip Advisor A Great Museum for Non-Museum people
Dec 24, 2014 by: Woodencanoeguy from Bishopville
I once took my Texas uncle to the Ward, without telling him that it was one of the world's foremost bird, hunting and fishing museums. He thought it was an art gallery, you know, Picasso, But when he walked in and heard the soundtrack, geese in their semi-annual migration, he was spellbound. You don't have to be a decoy collector or a birder to appreciate the Ward.

Trip Advisor Unique Day Trip
Dec 15, 2014 by: RickyMom from Annapolis, MD
I thought this was going to be a museum of duck decoys, which would have been interesting. But in addition, there are gorgeous paintings, photos, sculptures, etc. Plan to spend at least a couple hours to experience an unique place!

Trip Advisor For a Decoy fan, heaven. Interesting for all
Nov 30, 2014 by: Evelyn T from Orlando, Florida
Very well done museum with a lot of decoys. Excellent exhibits by geographic area so you can see the differences in carving from various parts of the country. This was my third decoy museum and the most comprehensive.

Trip Advisor Impressive Artistry of Wildfowl Sculptors
Nov 20, 2014 by: Morris-Madison from Madison, Wisconsin
A marvel of artistry imitating nature. The displays are fascinating, and are arranged by galleries in methodical and instructional groupings. The docents were informative and carver Al's live presentation of the stages of wood carving was personable and enlightening. The Ward Museum features examples of astonishingly realistic and award-winning wildfowl models. Some of the models qualify as true art in their own right and deserve recognition. This museum beautifully addresses this area. Don't miss the exceptional "Hawk and Falcon" (1972) by Grainger McKoy! The Ward Museum is well worth a detour if you're anywhere in the area.

Trip Advisor Exceptional wildlife art
Nov 13, 2014 by: Whiterabbit13 from Bayport, New York
Worth the visit, especially if you are into wildlife, especially ducks & duck decoys. The talent in this museum is overwhelming! The Ward brothers were extremely talented men, fortunately, there handy work has been preserved.

Read more reviews on the TripAdvisor page for this attraction.