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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757 229 1000
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Ranked #4 of 51 Attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews 168 reviews
48 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We always like ti visit these museums when we visit Williamsburg. The antique fire engine was a nice addition. Worth an hour stop

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Jefferson, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The DeWitt Wallace Museum and the Rockafeller Folk Art Museum are all together and really not separate. It is all wonderful and a must see! There is a cafe inside with limited hours. I did not eat there but it is available.

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

great selection of furniture, art, guns, historical items, pottery, china from the colonial era. Located in original hospital building and future plans for expansion.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you can sign up for any of the tours, do it! The curators are so knowledgeable and helpful. Wonderful exhibits. Displayed with information and the historical information. Please don't take children that you won't be supervising.

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Rockville, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I happened to be in the museum for the most recent event "Old time Radio Hour". To be honest, I think that is the best event i have seen at Williamsburg! The cast made all of their own sound effects, portrayed different characters, and wrote their own script. It was incredibly entertaining.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews 140 reviews
23 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Have visited this museum several times and enjoyed it each time. Don't miss it, and don't be turned off by its unusual outside appearance. Have displays that will interest all age groups. Programs are usually very good.

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Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice for an afternoon walk-thru! The museum was very informative and displays of historic items-Lovely

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Doha, Qatar
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A beautiful and extensive collection of early American furniture and other decorative arts from the South and New England. Not to missed if you are in Colonial Williamsburg!

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Ladera ranch
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Check the schedule because there are always tours and presentations happening here. You could spend an entire day here if you also do a few tours.

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Glendale, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a beautiful collection -- wonderful curation. Staff/guards were friendly, full of good information. A great place to visit for those interested in music of the 18th and 19th century, art and artifacts from that period!

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