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

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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We enjoyed the museum, and spent several hours there. Lots to see. They had activities for children too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the museum, and spent several hours there. Lots to see. They had activities for children too!

Thank Matt Y
Coplay, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this museum twice and I find more interesting things to look at each time. I love the way they displayed furntiture according to the state that it was made in. Listening to the samples of music from the keyboard exhibits is fascinating as well. A great place to cool off on a hot, steamy day in Williamsburg... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff available to ask questions and provide you with details that often you may be unaware of, take the time to visit the gift shop, wonderful~

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Folk art, furniture and eating utensils make up the bulk of this museum. They also have a few guns and quilts and musical instruments. The collection is very good in those areas. If you spend two or more days at Williamsburg this is a must see, if you have only one day I might skip it. If you like colonial... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could have spent an entire day in this museum. The exhibits are fascinating and beautifully displayed. The museum is absolutely deceptive in size since most of it is underground. We spent 3 hours here and even my kids wished we had longer to explore. The curators of this museum are to be congratulated for their collections and eye to... More 

Thank Lorie H
New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Discovered Museum by accident while taking bus to Merchant's Square in Williamsburg. While on vacation with wife and daughters very happy we were able to visit. Incredible collection inside and would make a great place to spend a rainy day while in Williamsburg. Wished we had more time and recommend if you have time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a gem. What a fabulous collection! I especially enjoyed the temporary Santo Domingo Pueblo jewelry exhibit and African American quilts as well as the permanent collection of textiles and needlework. (As an aside, the restaurant was a disappointment. Expensive, slow service, very mediocre food including brown lettuce in my salad and $3.00 cup of bitter, old coffee... More 

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Waukesha Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While my two grandsons loved Colonial Williamsburg, the 4 year old really wanted to see the art museum from the first day. While it may have been that he heard it was air conditioned (it was over 100 most of the week), he enjoyed it greatly, as did his mother and I.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I was quite surprised by the amount of Folk Art is this museum. The silverware section alone can take over an hour to see. I mean this a good way. The craftsmanship that went into each tea pot is a now I lost art. However, it's a great way to look into the past. The dollhouse section was another favorite... More 

Thank Denise M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is one of the finest ,if not the finest, collection of Folk Art from the 18th Century to today! There are 11 galleries to visit. The collection includes carvings, toys, weather vanes, etc. Each time we visit there is something new that has ben added. It truly is an "on going" collection. If you enjoy this type of art,... More 

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