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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Folk art in another light

Normally, I don't much like folk art. This museum expanded the limits of the art for me with well picked out, well laid out examples. The quilt room had the best examples I have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Normally, I don't much like folk art. This museum expanded the limits of the art for me with well picked out, well laid out examples. The quilt room had the best examples I have ever seen as did the area for weather vanes. Weather vanes as art? Banjos? YES.. Even some of the cliches, such as "Peaceable Kingdom" are displayed... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is huge and has something for everyone. We particularly enjoyed the furniture, quilt/sampler and dish exhibits but there is plenty more. Do not skip this place on your Williamsburg visit!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The place was immaculate. We had lunch there and the café is very good. Staff are very nice and they have a guided tour. We enjoyed the presentations.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The museum is included in your admission price to Historic Williamsburg. The art is interesting and the building is cool (air conditioned);

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Newport, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Basically there is something for everyone. They had a large array of rifles, pistols, etc. The fold art was quite the collection. The fine furniture and accessories was quite large. They had period time speakers who spoke of the time period and how their life was affected. Beautiful paintings. We went their o two different days. A must see.

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Savannah, Georgia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Almost too much to absorb in a day. The AADFAM is wonderful in that it provides so much educational information on how things were made, often showing the backs or undersides of things and/or having videos and stills of craftsmen at work. Some of the pieces are well-known and others by artists and craftsmen never heard of, but all are... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This museum is an 1 to 2 hour walk through and very well laid out for the self tour. We liked the furniture and folk art. Good place to get out of the heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Now all museum articles housed in DeWitt Wallace Museum. Very nicely displayed and interesting. Very unique articles made by industrious and artistic people.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We enjoy folk and outsider art and this museum has a plethora of both. It is with spending a few extra hours to explore the exhibits.

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Farmingdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had never heard of this museum, just on the edge of the historic district of Williamsburg VA. It was a rainy day so my husband and I thought it would be a good way to spend the afternoon. This museum could easily take an entire day to see properly, and we really underestimated it. It was not a mere... More 

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Additional Information about Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

Address: Address: 325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757 220 7693
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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