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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A vast collection (8,000 objects) from 17th, 18th and early 19th...

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.

We particularly enjoy the presentations in the Hennage Auditorium. This time we saw "General Washington and Mrs. Washington together.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Westminster, Maryland
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Westminster, Maryland
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We particularly enjoy the presentations in the Hennage Auditorium. This time we saw "General Washington and Mrs. Washington together.

Thank msgmom90
Hagerstown, Maryland
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296 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My main reason for visiting here was for the quilt display. However, the whole museum was well done and had quite a bit of pieces that were neat to see.

Thank Mfclingan
Roanoke, Virginia
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507 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum contains a nice collection of art and remnants of colonial Virginia. It's located under the public hospital. There are a variety of educational programs in the theater throughout the day. This was a good stop on a rainy day.

Thank hbhakh
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65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a part of the reconstructed hospital The exhibits are fantastic thanks to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and John D Rockefeller.

Williamsburg, Virginia
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168 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently had a number of guests in town for a family event. many went to the museum and commented very favorably on the exhibits and the super staff in the museum

Thank Bear H
Washington Court House, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has a wide variety of subjects to view and enjoy. Guns, beautiful handmade furniture, musical instruments...art works to study and enjoy...wonderful displays of silver. There is a place to eat in the museum and a gift shop. There is a elevator that will move you from floor to floor. An easy, as your own pace, museum to walk... More 

Thank sherry d
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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149 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, there is a great decorative arts museum waiting to be discovered. Make time for this . There are exhibits the kids would find interesting. Plus the secret cafeteria is right here. You can go early and view then eat and go on for more.

Thank GloriaMunday
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful museum filled with period furniture and an awesome collection of doll houses and doll house furniture. Take time to tour while in Williamsburg! Highly recommend!

Thank Susan H
Albany NY
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94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This museum shares space with the Abby Rockefeller Museum, which was what I really wanted to see. You enter through the exhibit for the insane asylum, which is weird. The lady at the front desk was genteely grumpy. If you are in to historic styles of wooden furniture this is the place for you.

Thank bbeeAlbanyNY
Lowell, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The layout and treasures in this museum were excellent. The quality of furniture alone is a standout. The special exhibitions on musical instruments and doll houses were also top notch

Thank William N

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