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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

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Address: 325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
Phone Number: 757 220 7693
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19th-century folk household objects (toys, kitchenware, paintings,...

19th-century folk household objects (toys, kitchenware, paintings, furniture, etc.) are on display at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

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So glad that this place was recommended to us. It turned out to be a highlight of our week in Williamsburg. Historical folk art of colonial times is included, plus furniture and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Kent Island, MD

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Kent Island, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So glad that this place was recommended to us. It turned out to be a highlight of our week in Williamsburg. Historical folk art of colonial times is included, plus furniture and textiles up through the 20 century. The building itself is a marvel, and very spacious. Be sure to pick up one of the tours to get a more... More 

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This program is offered at the auditorium periodically and is worth scheduling a special visit to Williamsburg to see. We've been visiting here for 40 years and just happened to catch this program on a rainy day. It is one of the finest shows we've ever seen here. It is entertaining, informative, imaginative, and thought provoking! Excellent!

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is quite interesting. On display are a number of unique items and displays; firearms, architecture, quilts, musical instruments, furniture, teapots, maps are just some of the items on display. We stumbled upon the museum when we attended one of the lectures in the museum auditorium. We planned to attend the lecture and spend an hour... More 

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Herndon, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite several visits to Colonial Williamsburg, I had missed this museum. Colonial pass needed for entrance. Located on site of former mental hospital, there is a display of two rooms and old treatments from electric shock to restraining devices. The art museum includes furniture, silver, pottery and porcelain, folk art and quilts. Special exhibit on quilts of the south and... More 

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you do not like folk art this is probably not a place for you. If you do however this is definitely one of the better ones to visit.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best and most eclectic museum I have ever visited and that includes all of the museums that are part of Smithsonian. I wish I had gone here first when I visited Colonial Williamsburg. This museum needs to be on your must do list when in the area! Just make sure to dedicate plenty of time to review the vast... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific collection, including weather vanes, musical instruments, seasonal collections--very well explained and laid out

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a real gem. We learned so much and came away with a much better understanding of Folk Art and its heritage.

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White Plains, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very modern museum, in that it's educational, and offers insight, not just pretty displays. Loved the care behind the selected collections displayed. Black history tour was a great idea. How about similar special interest ones as well? Airy, open, relaxed pace museum.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a museum devotee- especially growing up in NYC. I had never seen Folk Art before. It is massively impressive. Mrs. Rockefeller had an incredible eye for art. You will enjoy this museum immensely.

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