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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

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Address: 325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757 220 7693
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19th-century folk household objects (toys, kitchenware, paintings,...

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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Great for rainy day visits

There is just too much to take in on a single visit. Wonderful contributions for all to see. From pottery, china, fabulous silver pieces, quilt exhibit, antiques for all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Austin, Texas
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English first
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The doll house collection was interesting. The old pianos and different types of organs and colonial furniture gave it the historical feel.

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Austin, Texas
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is just too much to take in on a single visit. Wonderful contributions for all to see. From pottery, china, fabulous silver pieces, quilt exhibit, antiques for all collectors to enjoy.

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Thank Kayaker318
Cockeysville, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had no idea that this museum housed such eclectic collection of art. There is a large collection of folk art which includes, weather vanes, carousel horses, cigar Indians, and musical instruments.

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Thank daxbijou
Mooresville, North Carolina
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157 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

toured the folk art section and this was very interesting. Took about 30 minutes then you could tour the whole museum on your own.

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Thank hanson1610
Freehold, New Jersey
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Beautiful collection of Americana Well displayed and user friendly. There is such a variety of exhibitions that you can spend hours perusing.

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Thank David B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Offbeat museum that was better than I expected. Shows a variety of interesting artifacts from Americana. Will take in a few hours to appreciate the whole thing.

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Lake Wales, Fl
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121 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I could spend days in the museums. From weapons tohistoric china, it is wonderful. The collections are extensive and the descriptions are very insightful.

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Thank USHistoryTeacher
Lebanon, New Jersey
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great exhibits, concerts and fun things for kids and adults alike. Must stop for your Colonial Williamsburg trip.

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Canton,ma
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

A very eclectic collection of earliest American items from china to guns. We took an hour tour with a guide who spoke about courtship in a time before the internet.

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Olney, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

...when you have finished the historic area....you need to explore this museum on another day as there is a lot to see. We spent most of the day there. Enter through the historical restored hospital and visit the museum through the basement. My favorite section was the silversmith and pottery displays. There is an area with a small café....but we... More 

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