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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

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325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
+1 757-229-1000
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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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325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Must see. They stay open later than the rest of Colonial Williamsburg and are air conditioned. It's a great way to end your day. Or, stop mid-day for a cup of tea and see all the beautiful items.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited Colonial Williamsburg over the past several decades, including four multi day trips in 2017. Most of these trips always include some time at this museum, but as we learned over the past three days - we will spend more time in the...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

This is more than an art museum, as you will see on your first visit. It was a perfect day for us to visit, and spend a couple hours here, as it was raining outside. View the pictures, read the reviews, then you will have...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Totally worth the visit if you are into Americana and by-gone times. Well worth a visit if you have an extra day in CW.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Good place to spend a rainy afternoon. They appear to be expanding the museum but are still open. Lots to look at and plenty of rooms to explore.

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

I was there for the folk art museum in the other half of the building but we arrived just as the decorative arts docent was about to take a group through. You won't get much from looking at the furniture without an explanation. It's only...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

This is a wonderful museum, with many piece that make you say, "Really? That survived and is here?" Loads of things to see, so make sure and leave several hours, or visit two days.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

We went to the museum to see the history of the harpsicord and piano (including one George Washington purchased for his niece) but loved seeing all the furniture, dishes, clocks, etc. You need 3 or 4 hours to totally see the museum but can breeze...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

You are probably asking why someone would spend a day indoors at a museum when all about you is history. Why? I am intrigued by the collections of silver, ceramics, textiles, clothing, armaments, furniture, etc. I realize these are not remnants from the lives of...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

The printed fabric tour was very interesting. The guide was knowledgable and willing to answer so many questions.

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Tom W
January 10, 2018|
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April 17, 2015|
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We have visited Williamsburg many times over the years and a visit here can be an all day event. There are many folk area arts to view and the quilts have been displayed each time. If you have 2-3 hours to spend please do... More
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