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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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Great Collection of Folk Art

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 112 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 3 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 8 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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is an art space for young children, hunts for older children, and opportunities to think about art in fun and engaging ways from the quilt room wooden pieces to exploring a particular aspect of the collection and then making something to take with you. TIP: tired of walking - there is abundant parking behind the museums

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tucson,AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

samplers, folk art, whirlegigs and china. Guides are most helpful and the museum is well worth your time.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was a very good folk art exhibit. I had been to the former location years ago and this was a surprise as to how it has grown. It gives you a better perspective on the history of the area.

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Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A very nice surprise, almost a hidden treasure! The museum has several exhibits, and is rather large. If you are a fan of folk art, you wont want to miss this hidden gem. A nice café can also be found at this museum

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Additional Information about Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

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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