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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

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Address: 325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 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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A must place to visit for several reasons!!!

The DeWitt Arts Museum is the home of British and American Art from 1600 to 1850. It is outstanding! There are pieces of pottery, furniture, paintings, etc. A true collection of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The DeWitt Arts Museum is the home of British and American Art from 1600 to 1850. It is outstanding! There are pieces of pottery, furniture, paintings, etc. A true collection of the period. It is said that this collection is the largest collection of period Virginia Furniture. It also is the home of the Henning Auditorium, where on certain days,... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a self-guided tour of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Art museum and were very much impressed with the historical artifacts on display. We were most impressed by the extensive collection of silver and chinaware on display. One exhibit showcased the silver workmanship of Paul Revere. There was furniture from throughout the colonies with an emphasis on the early South.... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently vacationed in Williamsburg and during one of the days that we were there, it rained. We decided to visit the local museums. We found it both interesting and enlightening. There was a wealth of information and we passed a pleasant afternoon at the museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent. The presentation takes the audience into the early life of Marthe Dandridge Custis Washington as she arrives at Mount Vernon after her wedding to George Washington in 1759. "I was raised to be a domestic goddess, not to run a plantation."

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My review is also based on the Abby Aldrich portion as well. Not exactly sure why they are listed separate. We had a tour by a lady who educated us on furniture and of course being her thing she went on and on. Aside from that my wife and I spent almost three hours here. We were so impressed in... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mean it's something to look into but I wouldn't want to go again. Once was definitely enough for me since I'm not a huge history buff. But I would say go at least once to check it out.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge collection tucked away in a corner of Colonial Williamsburg. Take the free trolley to get there. We saw a free musical performance which was focused on the hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimers and guitar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This museum pretty much covers the "decorative arts" which includes furniture, firearms, quilts, embroidery, clocks big and small, paintings, etc. Very interesting and well worth your time.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum is an amazing Colonial Williamsburg attraction. The museum has an excellent collection of decorative arts (furniture, silver, porcelain, textiles) which provide a wonderful glimpse into the craftsmanship from various parts of the United States (New England, Virginia, NC, Tennessee, SC). The building has a rich history, but the museum has done a wonderful job... More 

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Pickerington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a fine museum with much to see and speakers from Williamsburg visit daily to act and speak from history.

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