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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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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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Colonial Williamsburg City Tour

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A truly memorable collection

We knew very little about this museum housed partially below a former mental hospital but it exceeded our expectations. A tremendous collection of colonial items, folk art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Palos Heights
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Palos Heights
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We knew very little about this museum housed partially below a former mental hospital but it exceeded our expectations. A tremendous collection of colonial items, folk art , furniture and household items. Plan to spend a good part of the day here to do it justice.

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Bridgeville
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I'm not a fan of folk art in general, but the weathervanes and carousel horses were worth the visit.

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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Over the many years and many times that I've been to Williamsburg, this museum never quite made it on to the visited list. This latest visit had me promising myself to experience the full view to the old city. What have I been missing! This is a new building housing a variety of collections that were formed on the taste... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

As mentioned with the DeWitt review this is a great collection. We have been viewing it since 1968/1969. It is like visiting old friends

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York, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this museum. There are a multitude of interesting displays, lectures and tours. Displays are well marked, and there are some with audio. The only thing I don't like, an I didn't reflect this in the rating because the museum is so good,is the food area. Everything is very expensive and what we have... More 

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new jersey
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140 reviews 140 reviews
25 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

So many things to see. Pleasant. Well maintained. A perfect place to visit on a rainy day. Clean restroom. Lockers. Nice people.

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Rockledge, Florida
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32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We did not have time but for a cursory look, but the displays were well done and interesting. I love historic things and crafts and they are done well in Williamsburg. There was not enough time to appreciate them on this visit.

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Columbia KY
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156 reviews 156 reviews
26 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I always enjoy this museum. We are so glad that Mrs Rockefeller endowed this museum. It is worth a visit, and we recommend it highly

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Ocean, New Jersey, United States
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth the visit. It is a little bit off the beaten path so you need to keep your eyes open for it. It was such an impressive collection. You could spend an afternoon taking everything in. Delightful.

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

You may not realize what gems are hidden in this museum! It is easy to by-pass the museum in favor of the historical buildings. If you have the time, definitely visit it and be astounded by the depth of their collections!

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