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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757 220 7693
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$44*
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Colonial Williamsburg City Tour
95%
Ranked #6 of 53 Attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We really enjoyed visiting this museum. It is filled with many wonderful pieces of artwork. Also it has some very unique pieces of glassware/pottery etc. There is sooo much to see! Plan to spend at least 2 hours or more.

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Centreville, Virginia
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283 reviews 283 reviews
202 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is housed within the DeWitt Wallace Museum and is entered throughout the Public Hospital of 1773 on Francis Street. Check the Colonial Williamsburg This Week Program Guide to find the times for the Introduction to Folk Art Tours that run daily, as the knowledgable curators and docents enhance your appreciation for the genre.... More

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Trenton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I'm more of a Monet/Pre-Raphaelites kind of person. Folk art doesn't quite do it for me However: I must report the facility is intelligently lovingly run.

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Middletown, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Not just a fantastic museum with fine furniture, ceramics and folk art, but now with great programs on anything from wampum to free music!

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited when 15 quilts from the 18th-20th centuries were set up in a special display with descriptive signs. Each was of a different style, material, and time, and was worthy of close examination of stitching and patterns. In the next room was a display of weathervanes and shop signs and figures (like "tobacco store Indians") from the 19th c.,... More

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Reisterstown
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We enjoyed the Abby Aldrich museum which is next to the Dewitt Museum. The artwork is well preserved and very interesting. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We had a wonderful tour guide who explained the history of the folk art museum. I wish we would have had more time here because the folk art was fantastic. The museum displays and lighting are excellent. There is a cafe in the basement which is helpful if you plan on staying the day.

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Cupertino, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Really this is the only place we went that was not really worth the visit. Why does this review have to be 50 characters.

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New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This museum, housed in the same building as the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum on the grounds of Colonial Williamsburg is an extensive collection of Americana.

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

An amazing collection of American folk art over the last three hundred years. Some items are beautiful, some make you realize the talent of ordinary people, and some make you appreciate the artistry and inventiveness of every day people who took time to represent the life around them. Plan three hours at least for the Rockefeller museum and the DeWitt... More

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