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Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

1113 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 437-8432

Region: Oceanfront Central (11-25), Virginia Beach

Description

This unique museum is located in the last remaining Virginia Beach Boardwalk cottage, de Witt Cottage, which was built in 1895. There is an array of wildfowl artifacts and art as well as representations of the early history of the Virginia Beach. And the best part is that admission is free.

History lovers, don't miss this wildfowl museum located on the boardwalk!

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Aww Shucks, It's National Oyster Day!
Getting ready for a possible visit from Isasis. Thank you to the City of Virginia Beach for taking care of this old girl. I wonder how many tropical storms/hurricanes this beach cottage has seen over the last 125 years??? Photo courtesy of our Gift Shop Manager. Stay safe- The de Witt Elf
July is National Ice Cream Month. July 19th is National Ice Cream Day! Even Angry Birds love Ice Cream! I think I'll have some today!
NEW EXHIBIT ALERT- Stephen Harrington established his business, Coastal Guardians, in 1994 for the sole purpose of presenting our nation’s lighthouses from an historic perspective. Each light is visited, photographed, and researched for historical accuracy. Working in cooperation with the light’s historian/director, a time period reflecting the lighthouse’s peak operation is selected, and the details are refined to present a rendition that is as historically accurate as possible. Each print he sells is accompanied by a one or two page history. Nine of his original water colors are on display at The Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum 1113 Atlantic Ave, Stephen resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Free Admission to Museum and Gift Shop. Checkout the oldest view on the oceanfront at the historic de Witt Cottage (circa 1895).
Happy 4th of July. The oceanfront fireworks have been cancelled, but the doors to the oldest historic beach cottage are open. Come by and see our new exhibits and browse through our beautiful gift shop. Always free admission. Open 10-5 pm. Limited on-site parking. Experience “old beach” at the VB oceanfront.
If you're trying to visit our website, hang tight... our brand new website will be live very soon! Stay tuned for the official launch announcement... We appreciate your patience in the meantime!
To all the dads, Happy Father’s Day. We hope you enjoy your special day.
Celebrating Flag Day! deWitt Cottage is proudly flying Hers!
June 6, 1944 was the beginning of the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulting in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Code named Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. (source - The History Channel) As with all most males during this time, the 3 de Witt sons (Peter, Paul and Cornelius) participated in some aspect of the war. Specifically, Peter de Witt was a World War II hero. He was a second lieutenant with the 695th Armored Artillery and landed on Utah Beach on D-Day. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and went into Germany with the 3rd Army. Attached is the ROTC Uniform of his brother Paul. We recognize all the mothers, fathers and siblings who had sons, brothers and sisters who went off to support the US and Allied war effort during WWII and continue to do so today.
Although the weekend has passed, we would like to recognize Memorial Day and honor the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. To recognize these special individuals, our resident carver, Ed Morrison of East Virginia Decoys carved these beautiful wooden statues representing our 5 military branches. Thank you Ed for sharing your works of art.
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Wednesday August 5th, 2020

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Aww Shucks, Its National Oyster Day!

Friday July 31st, 2020

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Getting ready for a possible visit from Isasis. Thank you to the City of Virginia Beach for taking care of this old girl. I wonder how many tropical storms/hurricanes this beach cottage has seen over the last 125 years??? Photo courtesy of our Gift Shop Manager. Stay safe- The de Witt Elf ... See MoreSee Less

Getting ready for a possible visit from Isasis. Thank you to the City of Virginia Beach for taking care of this old girl. I wonder how many tropical storms/hurricanes this beach cottage has seen over the last 125 years??? Photo courtesy of our Gift Shop Manager. Stay safe- The de Witt Elf

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That beautiful house has seen more than any of us and will see more after we have gone! A true Virginia Beach Treasure

2 years ago today we were there having our wedding. I hope you all stay safe! 💗

Thursday July 30th, 2020

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With regret, we have decided to cancel our 5th annual BBQ and Oyster fundraiser scheduled for October 11, 2020 in the best interest of our attendees and vendors. We hope to reschedule for 2021. Thank you for your support. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday July 19th, 2020

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

July is National Ice Cream Month. July 19th is National Ice Cream Day! Even Angry Birds love Ice Cream! I think I'll have some today! ... See MoreSee Less

July is National Ice Cream Month. July 19th is National Ice Cream Day! Even Angry Birds love Ice Cream! I think Ill have some today!

Thursday July 16th, 2020

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Tina, thanks so much for stopping by. We appreciate your support. As a reminder, we are located on 12th street and the oceanfront. Stop on by and say hello. AWHM ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday July 15th, 2020

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Looking forward to hosting you.Ever wonder what the beach cottage right on the Boardwalk at the oceanfront is all about? Follow LOVEVA to tune in live tomorrow at 4pm for an inside look at Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum ! ... See MoreSee Less

Looking forward to hosting you.

Monday July 13th, 2020

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

NEW EXHIBIT ALERT- Stephen Harrington established his business, Coastal Guardians, in 1994 for the sole purpose of presenting our nation’s lighthouses from an historic perspective. Each light is visited, photographed, and researched for historical accuracy. Working in cooperation with the light’s historian/director, a time period reflecting the lighthouse’s peak operation is selected, and the details are refined to present a rendition that is as historically accurate as possible. Each print he sells is accompanied by a one or two page history. Nine of his original water colors are on display at The Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum 1113 Atlantic Ave, Stephen resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Free Admission to Museum and Gift Shop.

Checkout the oldest view on the oceanfront at the historic de Witt Cottage (circa 1895).
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NEW EXHIBIT ALERT- Stephen Harrington established his business, Coastal Guardians, in 1994 for the sole purpose of presenting our nation’s lighthouses from an historic perspective. Each light is visited, photographed, and researched for historical accuracy. Working in cooperation with the light’s historian/director, a time period reflecting the lighthouse’s peak operation is selected, and the details are refined to present a rendition that is as historically accurate as possible. Each print he sells is accompanied by a one or two page history. Nine of his original water colors are on display at The Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum 1113 Atlantic Ave, Stephen resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Free Admission to Museum and Gift Shop. Checkout the oldest view on the oceanfront at the historic de Witt Cottage (circa 1895).

Friday July 3rd, 2020

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

Happy 4th of July. The oceanfront fireworks have been cancelled, but the doors to the oldest historic beach cottage are open. Come by and see our new exhibits and browse through our beautiful gift shop. Always free admission. Open 10-5 pm. Limited on-site parking. Experience “old beach” at the VB oceanfront. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy 4th of July. The oceanfront fireworks have been cancelled, but the doors to the oldest historic beach cottage are open. Come by and see our new exhibits and browse through our beautiful gift shop. Always free admission. Open 10-5 pm. Limited on-site parking. Experience “old beach” at the VB oceanfront.

Thursday July 2nd, 2020

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

If you're trying to visit our website, hang tight... our brand new website will be live very soon! Stay tuned for the official launch announcement...

We appreciate your patience in the meantime!
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If youre trying to visit our website, hang tight... our brand new website will be live very soon! Stay tuned for the official launch announcement... We appreciate your patience in the meantime!

Saturday June 20th, 2020

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To all the dads, Happy Father’s Day. We hope you enjoy your special day. ... See MoreSee Less

To all the dads, Happy Father’s Day. We hope you enjoy your special day.
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