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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 53 attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Irvington, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum reinforces what you see in the restored ares of town, with furniture, art, and other articles of the period. It is well done, as is all of the Foundations work.

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Hamilton, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Exceeded our expectations. The folk art tour is well worth the time. The exhibits are well laid out and informative. We were fully engrossed. Southern paintings and painters exhibit not to be missed. Only enhanced our appreciation for and understanding of 18th century life. If you are at all in to furniture the exhibit was equally amazing. Do the talks... More

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you love Folk Art or want to learn more about it, this is the place to go! The collections are diverse and amazing. Allow plenty of time if you want to read about all the objects. A great place to go to get out of the heat and humidity for awhile. There is a section for children. I hope... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Wow! I always thought Folk Art was something I didn't like. Took a couple tours offered inThis Week and realized there's much more to it than I ever imagined. Plus the tour gave me a much better insight than I ever would have had on my own. Worse, I would have missed a really great place.

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Coplay, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was not expecting to like the folk museum, but I was pleasantly surprised. What they consider "folk" was actually a great combination of americana, including folk art paintings, quilts and china. I don't recommend for young children.

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Food was average, price was good and we like the plants. We visited after we viewed a presentation at the museum, it was convient.

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
71 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I enjoy this and have visited half a dozen times. One relative freaked out because the entrance was through an old mental hospital. Another relative was scared because this large spacious museum is underground.

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Corry, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Loved this museum - very interesting and so many displays! We highly recommend seeing this. Just allow 2-3 hours to take in everything it has to offer, maybe even longer!

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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The 3 museums in Colonial Williamsburg were all great, and you DON'T have to buy the full ticket to Williamsburg in order to tour the museums.

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Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a wonderful slice of Americana that can be seen in an afternoon. It is accessed through the Public Hospital in Colonial Williamsburg. The museum's air conditioning is a welcome relief on a hot day and the museum is open until 7 PM while the rest of Colonial Williamsburg shuts down around 5 PM. I enjoyed the "Tramp" art,... More

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