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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757 220 7693
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Ranked #3 of 51 attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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Floyd, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Any visit to Colonial Williamsburg is enriched by an hour or two spent in this lovely museum. I loved it this time and I'll go back next trip.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My wife has an interest in Folk Arts and this museum was wonderful for even those who have only minimal interest. Delightful to look at our folk art history.

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Wadsworth, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This museum has an outstanding collection of Folk Art! There is so many, many wonderful exhibits to take in. My favorites were the Folk Art Paintings and the outdoor Folk Art collection of weather vanes, signs and wooden tobacco figures. Allow plenty of time to walk through this museum and the DeWitt Wallace museum so that you can take in... More

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Deephaven
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120 reviews 120 reviews
37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I love art museums. I really wasn't planning on wandering through here but we came in to here a presentation from Lafayette (who was wonderful by the way). There are many interesting items and paintings that even my museum weary kids enjoyed.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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148 reviews 148 reviews
49 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Don't miss this when you come to Williamsburg....what an incredible collection of paintings, guns, quilts, china, writings, decor, furniture and even keyboard instruments. There is so much to see here and to truly appreciate this be sure to set aside at least 3-5 hours to go through it, depending on what you want to see. The facility itself is beautiful... More

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Wilton, California
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608 reviews 608 reviews
201 attraction reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Once inside this building you still cannot fathom its size and the magnitude of exquisite items that will be seen! This portion of the museum is populated by folk art of the period. You know that ugly old pot on Antique Roadshow that was worth a fortune? They're here! Day to day objects preserved here in a setting that takes... More

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Reading, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Don't miss this when you are in Williamsburg. Varied collections from the past. The museum is to the side of the village so look for it.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

like all of CW, the past is lovingly present... but the museum is such a beautifully done delight...and a surprise your first time 'down' and into. The outside gives you NO idea of the beauty and fabulous collections inside!!!! it's truly so fun and airy and delightfuly

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Gloucester, Virginia, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Really went to see the Baltimore quilt exhibit which is on loan until May 2014. Beautiful as well as historically interesting. A bonus was getting to see the exhibit on loan from the Foundling Hospital in London--a real tear-jerker when you learn what these families experienced in giving up their children for various reasons. Wish they had the colonial toy... More

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tullahoma, tn
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

An interesting museum - it features a great collection of particularly Virginia furniture, English pottery, paintings and all the things from the colonial days in Virginia. Typically this museum is included with the day pass you buy for Colonial Williamsburg.

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