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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757 220 7693
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Ranked #5 of 50 Attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The museum is my main reason for visiting Williamsburg whenever I get a chance. If you love American folk art from the 18th and 19th centuries you can't miss this place.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We did not feel that the visit to the museum added anything valuable to our Williamsburg vacation. We did eat at the little cafeteria and that was fine.

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Aldie, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Good place to visit - especially with kids. They had a whole section designed for children and our family really enjoyed it. Cafe food was ok but service was excellent!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a Rockefeller museum meaning, it's incredible and no expense was spared. I'm not an art critic but was impressed by many of the works. GO!

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Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The museum is a cool quiet island in the bustle that is colonial Williamsburg. We had a cup of tea and saw lovely quilts and quaint paintings. The guides were very helpful.

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Frederick, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Simply put, if you have any interest in Folk Art, this is THE place to visit. Go to the Visitors Center, see the Rockefeller film, then visit both museums (DeWitt Wallace)in same location.

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Herndon, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The museum had a lot of different exhibits. Some were interesting and some seemed like too much crowded into a display.That made it not as enjoyable or memorable to me.

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North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

To actually see so many pieces of folk art that I've enjoyed in books over the years was an absolute treat. I highly recommend

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I always enjoy visiting this section of the museum. The folk art is enjoyable to look at and read about. A diifferent way of looking at our country's history. Well worth a stop.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My wife and I go to museums in pretty much each of the towns that we are visiting. And this museum ranks right up toward the top. The toys, tramp art, musical instruments, portraits, quilts, and other items are so very unique and interesting. Our tour guide was very informed and seemed to really enjoy her job telling us about... More

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