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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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Highlight of my day at CW

I'm not into furniture or folk art but I loved it here. We spent a few hours just walking around, taking in all the exhibits. Loved the dollhouses, antique furniture, musical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Queens, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I'm not into furniture or folk art but I loved it here. We spent a few hours just walking around, taking in all the exhibits. Loved the dollhouses, antique furniture, musical instruments, paintings & folk art. My kids are 11& 13 and they didn't complain at all. They even sat in one section and made their own artwork. We ate... More 

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

To my surprise, this was my 12 year old son's favorite part of our trip to Williamsburg. He loved the wooden carvings as well as the portraits. The wandering security guards were friendly and full of interesting facts.

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Philadelphia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It was a rainy day so we decided to view the museum. My husband usually gets bored but we spent an enjoyable hour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 739 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A visit to Colonial Williamsburg, a stroll down Duke of Glouchester Street to see the Capitol or the Governor's Palace or the Magazine or King's Arms Tavern or Chowning's Tavern or the William Pitt store or the silversmith, wouldn't be complete without a trip to The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Located at Francis and Henry Streets, just a block... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Amazing museum that houses a world class folk art selection, including the collection of Mrs. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. Took a wonderful introductory tour on our last visit with a very nice volunteer. She shared great information and helped us see art work we might have missed on our own. Absolutely a must do when you are in the area.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wonderful museum full of incredible folk art history. Not only are the pieces incredible but they did a fabulous job of displaying, explaining and lighting the objects. The building itself is much more immense that it looks from the outside. It houses many levels and a large theatre where we watched a wonderful history of folk history, performed live. Don't... More 

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WILLIAMSBURG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

this museum houses some of the finest art in the nation, if not the world. a world class museum run by world class curators. And part of the museum experience is the Williamsburg home of Abby and John D. Rockefeller II when they restored the town of Colonial Williamsburg. It's called Bassett Hall and everything in it actually belonged to... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a great place to get out of the cold or summer heat. The museum is easy to find your way around but you need to make sure The little ones are not running around. Nice place to see better if you are solo. Also they have a small place to get food but over priced and bland.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a very good place to visit, especially on a hot summer day, or a rainy day. There are lots of different aspects of "folk art" to see, everything from paintings to furniture, musical instruments to pottery/ceramics, and even the painted room from an old NC farmhouse.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Located below the Hospital in Colonial Williamsburg this Collection is stunning. From the outside you have no idea of it magnitude. The museum is sectioned so it is easy to skip an area if it is not of interest to you. Highlights for us were the early furniture collection, quilts, ceramics and metal wares. You will need more time than... More 

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