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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

Address: 325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757 220 7693
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Colonial Williamsburg City Tour
95%
Ranked #10 of 80 things to do in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 19th-century folk household objects (toys, kitchenware, paintings...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 19th-century folk household objects (toys, kitchenware, paintings, furniture, etc.) are on display at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

First of all -- many of these review seem to confuse this museum with the DeWitt Museum for Decorative Arts. They share they same building, and are connected by a large hallway -- but they are VERY different. Any review here that references period furniture, silver, or porcelin are reviewing the DeWitt. The collection at the Folk Art Museum is... More 

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Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Love the folk art exhibits. Our favorite part was the kids area where we could make our own artwork to display. I also loved the trade signs and quilts.

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Melbourne, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is in the same building as the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and a great way to spend a rainy day in Williamsburg.

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OLYMPIA
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343 reviews 343 reviews
103 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

As a hobbyist cabinet maker, I loved this museum's collection of Colonial furniture. It is spectacular. They also have a great collection of folk art that is very interesting. There are sections devoted to paintings, sculptures, table ware, silver, guns, and textiles of the period. At their auditorium, you can meet a Nation Builder which is a fascinating program that... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The art museum in Colonial Williamsburg is not to be missed. The entrance takes you by the mental hospital exhibit from the Williamsburg time frame and that is an eye opening experience. Small and educational the displays show a far difference attitude toward treating the mentally ill. The art museum itself is a gem. Do examine the glass case near... More 

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London, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The art museum is incredible deceiving at first. Not just artifacts from the areological site. Go in the winter, no lines no crowds.

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Kent Island
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. The collection was more extensive when it was exhibited in Bassett Hall, however.

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The collections change, but we saw and loved quilt exhibit, furniture, silver, old musical instruments. There was an amazing jar filled with sand, beautifully displayed so you could see the back. Recommend for all ages

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lots of interesting things for all ages. Lovely examples of folk art, and funny things for kids, like cigar store Indians and a hippopotamus with a record player in his belly.

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Belews Creek NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you're in the least bit interested in folk art/americana stuff you'll enjoy your time here. We saw whirligigs and doll houses and a carousel and .... fun stuff! Had a sandwich and locally brewed ginger ale in the cafe. Perfect couple of hours.

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