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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

Address: 325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757 229 1000
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$44*
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Colonial Williamsburg City Tour
97%
Ranked #3 of 37 Attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A vast collection (8,000 objects) from 17th, 18th and early 19th...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A small, but lovely exhibit of quilts that compared and contrasted styles quite well paired with another exhibit of period textiles (more quilts, samplers, embroidery). Nice!

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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I only wish I had a week to spend here. As a collector this was a delight as it was more approachable than many of the enormous big city museums.

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Melbourne, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This museum can keep one occupied for a full day particularly if you're interested in silver, china, furniture, art, dollhouses, pianos and organs all during the colonial period. What is interesting each piece indicates how and where it was obtained most coming from the states of Virginia, Maryland, PA, and NC. The museum includes an excellent cafe with sit-down areas,... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The museum displays were excellent. We took the tour offered on the history of quits ending with the opportunity to make a quiltd Christmas ornament. It was worth the time.

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Nc
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There is so much great and interesting things to see and experience that it is almost overwhelming. I find it best to visit the museum several times over a several day visit to Colonial Williamsburg Va.

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Please take the time and explore this museum. There are so many diverse and interesting items. If you like folk art you will not be disappointed ! The art work is marvelous and diverse. The staff is friendly and will answer any questions you have. Do Not Miss the Museum !

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Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lovely museum, changes so I go at least annually. Lots of walking if you want to see everything. Nice staff.

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Kent Island
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

So much to see there, from folk art to decorative art to silver-ware and pistols. They had a nice big tree decorated for Christmas in the middle of the downstairs gallery. There were many silver tea and coffee pots on display from the 18th century, even a couple of items attributed to Paul Revere! Recommend this museum.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This facility is huge and was our favorite experience in Historic Williamsburg. Even with good sized crowds, the spaciousness made it pleasurable. The exhibits, both permanent and temporary, are outstanding.

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was a great attraction to do on a cold day. At Christmas time the museum has a beautiful tree near the café. By the way, the soup in the café is wonderful. We enjoyed walking through the entire museum which is quite large. The furniture pieces are beautiful and we were impressed with the collection.

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