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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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Always something new and great programs.

This is a fantastic museum. They have set exhibits and there are always new ones. Good for little ones to over 100. Usually there is a great activity for kids. At Christmas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic museum. They have set exhibits and there are always new ones. Good for little ones to over 100. Usually there is a great activity for kids. At Christmas time always has a new ornament to make. Really fun for kids and adults. :) The staff are top notch with their knowledge and working with people. The... More 

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is full of beautiful and unusual artifacts. The pottery was especially interesting. The history of the musical instruments was good. The samples of colonial style furniture are excellent.

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There are so many things to see here that you can spend four hours and not see it all. This is a well laid out, well designed museum. They are planning a major expansion which will allow them to display even more items. There is a hall devoted to furniture of the 18th century that will amaze you. Silverware, china,... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This museum is a part of Colonial Williamsburg and is included in your day ticket. I would skip the guided tours that are offered every few hours and just explore the museum yourself. We joined one of the guided tours and left the tour after five minutes when we found something more excited to explore. Make sure to explore the... More 

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Virginia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a fantastic museum. You can tell your family you are taking them to the mental hospital, but this is where you end up. There are many quilts, pottery, china, and lovely furniture pieces on display. The entrance into the museum is a bit comfusing, but the guides will direct you. Don't missing seeing the exhibit in the old... More 

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Newport, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place was awesome. you start out with a tour of the hospital; which was used for the insane. The museum was not only DeWitt Wallace, but also by the Rockefellers artifacts. There are guest speakers who dress in the time period and talk about there position and who their life was at that time. Very enjoyable. We went there... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Exhibits at the museum are very interesting. Especially enjoyed the exhibit on the construction of the Charlton's Coffeehouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This unique museum houses some of Williamsburgs collections of silverware, furniture, firearms, clothing, ceramics, etc. all of which are of 17th or 18th Century. Also houses Abbie Aldrich Rockefeller folk art museum. Very good and unique.

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pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a great Museum. They also have a lot of programs going on all the time. A ticket is required or a pass.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It was a rainy day and we had bought the multi day pass to Colonial Williamsburg so we decided to check out the museum. The museum has an interesting collection of items. We were amazed to see all the beautiful china and silver that was so old. I enjoyed the weather vanes and seeing how much variety there was of... More 

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Additional Information about DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

Address: Address: 325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757 229 1000
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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