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Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

 Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum view from the Virginia Beach Boardwalk - Photo by Steven Forrest

De Witt Cottage

The Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum is inside the historic de Witt Cottage between Atlantic Ave and the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The museum has displays on migratory wildfowl, exhibits of wildfowl and shorebird carvings traditional decoys to contemporary lifelike carvings.

On the second floor is the Edgar T. Brown Virginia Beach History Gallery. The gallery contains photos, post cards and other memorabilia from the collection of the late Edgar T. Brown. The upstairs hallway contains photographs of the de Witt family and a 1930’s era surfboard made by Peter de Witt.

View fron Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, ohoto by Steven Forrest

Basic Information

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Open Mondays from Memorial Day to October 1st

Admission Cost: Free

Address: 1113 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Phone: (757) 437-8432

Web site for more information: www.awhm.org

Helpful Information

The museum is located on Atlantic Ave were there is very little free parking in their small parking lot. Also use parking meters on near by streets or paid parking lots / garages.