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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

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Address: 325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757 229 1000
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A vast collection (8,000 objects) from 17th, 18th and early 19th century...
A vast collection (8,000 objects) from 17th, 18th and early 19th century America are on display at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.
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Colonial Williamsburg City Tour

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Lovely Museum

We visited this lovely museum for a short time. I wish that we had allotted more time for the visit because I would have enjoyed staying longer. There were many people there with... read more

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

We visited this lovely museum for a short time. I wish that we had allotted more time for the visit because I would have enjoyed staying longer. There were many people there with young children, this is definitely not a young child place. I have read many comments about the museum not being family friendly and my response to this... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We enjoyed a 'behind the scenes' glimpse into the world of pottery and its history in relation to early colonial times. Wonderful objects to learn from and admire and experts to answer questions

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danbury, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Always worth a stop whenever at cw, even the gift shop is great. The cafe is ok, nothing special, go elsewhere for food

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Not sure kids will enjoy this, but it's a WONDERFUL adult museum. The docents/guides will enhance your visit if you let them! Highly recommend it!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The collections are very well done, and nicely presented. I enjoyed this museum and can envision myself going back to see the changing of exhibits. There are facilities for eating and sitting within the museum and ample parking.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Well organized and beautiful art exhibits. You would never know how large this museum is from the outside. Well worth seeing. My second time, and I loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Originally built to house the decorative arts which did not fit into the colonial buildings of Williamsburg--either for time period or location of manufacture--the Wallace Gallery has everything: furniture, paintings, textiles, ceramics, silver. Be sure to check out the programs being held in the museum's auditorium.

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Burgettstown, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Fantastic collection of everything related to colonial life. Art, antiques, quilts, musical instruments. You name it, they have it. Plus, it's a nice way to spend a rainy day at Colonial Williamsburg.

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houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Beautiful and educational. Convenient café. Excellent guide for a free afternoon tour. Fun afternoon.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I wasn’t sure what to expect at this museum. I was interested in the exhibit they had about the evolution of harpsichords and pianos, but there is so much more to see. There are actually three museums in one building here: the Public Hospital, the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. I recommend... More 

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