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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 52 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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Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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Tybee Island, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent exhibits and very new and clean. There was a mind blowing exhibit of firearms of the period as well as furnishings etc. Nice little cafe downstairs.

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great collections in this museum. Nice place to visit on a hot day to get out of the sun for awhile. May not be interesting for young children.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The silver collection was my favorite section. There were many types on art displayed. Allow plenty of time to tour. We did not and were not able to learn as much as we could.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have come here many times over the years and always discover something new. I love all of the exhibits and the museum is so large you can wander forever, finding something wonderful around each corner. The furniture is especially lovely - I wish I could take a lot of it home with me! The silver collection is well done... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The DeWitt Wallace museum was my favorite activity in Williamsburg. There are so many interesting exhibits with tons of items in each area. My favorite exhibits were the dishes and the silver collections. Make sure to go through the small currency exhibit. I wish I had budgeted more time to this museum and had taken the tour.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The museum is great on its own, but be sure to check This Week to see what special tours or programs are available. The tours are only about an hour, but usually led by a staff member knowledgable in the area and you get a deeper appreciation of what you're seeing than just going thru on your own.

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