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Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

1113 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3503
+1 757-437-8432
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Attention decoy carvers and duck hunters!

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is the location for this gem of a museum that features both historic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Nice way to pass some time and learn . Staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful and you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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1113 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3503
Northeast Virginia Beach
+1 757-437-8432
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is the location for this gem of a museum that features both historic and handmade local decoys used for hunting in the marshes and waters along the Eastern coast. I also liked a handmade dollhouse and some of the maps on...More

Thank kf4daw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice way to pass some time and learn . Staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful and you can watch the volunteer woodcarvers. You can also learn about the history of Virginia Beach.

Thank DJC-MK
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This a a nice place to catch up on the waterfowl and wood carvings with a small store for books and items about the natural history of the area. Woodcarvers volunteer and carve in one of the rooms so you can talk with them about...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The Wildfowl Museum is free, so it's definitely worth paying a visit if you are on the boardwalk. It's a bit small, and might not be as interesting to someone who isn't a sportsman or wood carver, but I was able to appreciate the beautiful...More

1  Thank Holly J
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We spent a week in Virginia Beach in early November and this was the highlight of our trip. Granted, there is not a lot going on along the Boardwalk when it is chilly and windy. We loved our visit to this cottage. The upstairs is...More

Thank ECO1995
Reviewed 11 September 2016

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.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 5 September 2016 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...More

1  Thank Dondzi
Reviewed 12 August 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!

Thank Jami T
Reviewed 20 July 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.

Thank danwstr
Reviewed 28 June 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...More

Thank Teri C
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