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Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Quaint, quiet gem: the DeWitt Cottage

On a rainy day (closed MO, TU), come visit this historic building, the first one built on Virginia... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia

Definitely worth a visit. The video upstairs may need a little updating, but it was very... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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1113 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3503
Northeast Virginia Beach
+1 757-437-8432
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

On a rainy day (closed MO, TU), come visit this historic building, the first one built on Virginia Beach in the 1880s. The volunteer hosts tell you a bit about the first Mayor of Virginia Beach, about the builder and his family who lived here....More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Chrisjazz
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Definitely worth a visit. The video upstairs may need a little updating, but it was very interesting & showed some historical footage. Some great decoy carvings, paintings, etc. The gift shop has some interesting & unique items as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Very friendly place. the exhibits were interesting and staff were knowledgeable about them' Enjoyed the videos and scavenger hunt'

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Interesting museum supporting a great cause: our waters and birds. The sign inside requested a $2 donation, but it was a very casual request.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This is the neatest little museum, showcasing local birds. There is usually someone handcarving decoys. Very interesting!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lperetic
Reviewed 22 June 2018

nice little museaum right off the boardwalk. A very nice gentlman gave me a history of the place. Lot of history, very well kept. Upstairs is more aobut the fmailies who lived there. Ver interesting!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank laredo11
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Had a great visit at this museum that has so much history of the house, the boardwalk and the wildfowl history.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This was... awkward. I came in and said hi and the people in charge seemed disgusted and frightened by my presence. They wouldn’t stop staring at me so I just left...

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Devon B
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on a cold , rainy day. Glad that we did. Interesting history of a lesser known side of Virginia Beach. Great old photos and history of local hunt clubs. Friendly staff and talented decoy carver working while you visit. Great way to spend...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gunner2820
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Enjoyed watching talented & informative artist carving an Eagles wing. We watched as he used the carving tool & wood burning tool to make the “feathers” look realistic. Interesting variety of wildfowls in display cases. Some awesome carvings. Enjoyed the video upstairs of the history...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LMomG
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