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“A huge variety”

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
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$40.99*
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Colonial Williamsburg Admission
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Owner description: 19th-century folk household objects (toys, kitchenware, paintings, furniture, etc.) are on display at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.
Bangor, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A huge variety”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This museum has so many different interesting things to see and they are set out in an unusual pattern. Especially great when it is raining!

Visited April 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Big, high-quality, lovely curated collection”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

If you love high-quality folk portraits, gorgeous quilts, old carousel horses, weather vanes, carved boxes, wood-carved tobacconist figures and so much more, Abby's collection is not to be missed. Beautifully curated in ample, well-marked rooms with clear placards, this is a great stop right adjacent to Colonial Williamaburg. A find! The one improvement I'd make is to add an audio guide to cut down on all the required reading and give visitors more time to look at the wonderful objects and paintings.

Visited January 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Quite surprised”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Really did not expect much from the looks on the outside but the museum is fairly large with a great many varied displays. The gun display was impressive, the piano collection is quite good with audio equipment to let you listen to the actual instrument. The lecture on the quilts is worth the information especially the efforts on restoration. On our visit the gift shop was closed for inventory (so no entrance fee this day) and a couple of sections were closed off restaging some of the exhibits. The person serving food in the cafe had a cold and should have not been serving.

Visited January 2013
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Bristow, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“So much to see”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

This museum has something for everyone! There is so much to see; we could have spent an entire day here. Fortunately, there are places to sit for resting tired feet, and a cafe if one gets hungry.

Visited December 2012
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Washington, DC
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Odd collectibles and nice presentation”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

I always visit this museum when I am in Williamsburg. The quilt collection is gorgeous. The unique handmade musical instruments are very amusing. I especially like the rhinoceros with the record player in his back.

Visited January 2013
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