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Address: 325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
Phone Number: +1 757-229-1000
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A vast collection (8,000 objects) from 17th, 18th and early 19th century...

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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The special exhibits are great. Took some time at the maps and the German toys.

There is always new exhibits, I keep up with the website to know what is there. We always see something new. I enjoyed the Christmas themed room and the German toys. The videos... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Detroit, Michigan

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is always new exhibits, I keep up with the website to know what is there. We always see something new. I enjoyed the Christmas themed room and the German toys. The videos explaining the toys helps to understand why parents go crazy. There are fixed displays of furniture and chinaware throughout the floor. Textiles were also very interesting for... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Since we have been to the Museum many times we focused on a temporary exhibit called Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence. The exhibit contains many maps owned by Colonial Williamsburg but also has maps loaned from The Norman B. Leventhal Ceter at The Boston Public Library. The maps owned by Williamsburg are not always displayed due to a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is fascinating for anybody interested in colonial furniture and other objects. The entire facility is very accessible, open and easy to navigate. The museum is great for all ages.

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Granville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great presentation of colonial furnishings, pottery, quilts, silver, portraiture, arts/crafts, pianos, iron work, toys etc. Very nicely done, interesting and beautiful pieces.

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Wyandotte, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many museums seem too small or too large. This one didn't have miles of galleries, but wasn't barren either. It has it's own identity apart from Colonial Williamsburg, while providing plenty of harmonious support. Because I was traveling with adults, we opted out of the Halloween on DofG but loved the warm/comfortable option of An Evening with Poe.

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

What would the colonials have used? This is the question this collection attempts to answer. It is housed with the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller collection and they form an integrated whole - it was for us the real fun of Williamsburg.

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Akron
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

You talk about antiques, this place has them. the staff offers suiperior tours and can answer your questions. The Volunters are very dedeicated. You could lkspend a whole day in this lkplace and we nearly did. It is an absolute stop when in Williamsburg.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This museum is connected to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum which made it convenient to visit both museums in the same day. There was more to see than we expected and we learned a lot. We would definitely like to come back and visit when we have more time. Visiting during the later part of August definitely has... More 

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum is a must-see when you're in Williamsburg! The exhibits are displayed in rooms and in large common areas like the hallways. The china, silver and crystal pieces are beautiful and the descriptions help to bring to life the stories of the people who made them and used them in their homes. The dollhouse room... More 

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Northport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is a wonder small museum just a short walk from the restored area. it combined with the Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. If you have a Colonial Williamsburg ticket and your kids are a bit older you really should stop in. There are great displays from the Colonial Williamsburg collections and interesting temporary exhibits. If you want to... More 

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