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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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A wonderful collection

It was abnormally warm one day so we decided to visit the air conditioned museum. What a terrific decision. They have one of the finest collections of early American artifacts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It was abnormally warm one day so we decided to visit the air conditioned museum. What a terrific decision. They have one of the finest collections of early American artifacts (furniture, etc). If you visit Williamsburg make sure your give yourself at least an afternoon to visit this museum.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The museum offers a broad range of collectibles both for the novice and the experienced collector. If you are not an avid collector, pick a couple areas and do some reading the various displays. The collection is overwhelming when trying to see everything in a short period of time. The food is good and reasonably priced and the store has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This museum has some very nice stuff and is informative. The collection of old spinets and harpsichords is outstanding

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We just got a yearly pass, so wandered into the museum to see what is new. Woman portraying Martha Washington at 1:45 was worth the trip. Different re-enactors different days, so look at the schedule. Comfy AC in the theater. Then a special exhibit on Chinese Import Porcelain--small but significant pieces. We visited some of our favorite furniture pieces. Other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We came here mainly to 1) get out of the rain and 2) see the exhibit on the public hospital and mental health treatment. I was pretty disappointed at how small that was (though informative). The Decorative Arts Museum probably would have been more well received on our end it we hadn't gotten there at the end of the day.... More 

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Bay Shore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Lovely museum and helpful staff. Great programs in the auditorium. We attended 3 programs each were fabulous. Nice cafeteria for a quick bite. We always stop here on our visits to Williamsburg.

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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Beautiful collection of colonial furniture and household items. Wel lite and laid out. All on one floor

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This trip we caught Thomas Jefferson in the auditorium and his presentation is great as always. The cafeteria is a great place to grab a leisurely lunch. They have a great menu.

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We have been there multiple times. It is an interesting museum with a nice permanent collection and special exhibits. Well curated and easy to see things. It also has a nice little café. Worth the trip.

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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I wish we had more time to view this excellent collection. We only had time to view the lower floor where I enjoyed a sampling of what they had on view. There were weapons and tools for my husband to admire and decorative arts, crafts and paintings that I enjoyed. I would like to have been there longer. The quality... More 

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