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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+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 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-229-1000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Love these museums, including the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller folk art museum, both for the exhibits and the programs we see there in the auditorium.

Thank Pennabarb
Reviewed 15 August 2017

When you first look at the building it doesn't look like much. I figured it was just a few rooms displaying some art. When you go down to the basement you start to see the size of the building. Most of the museum is under...More

Thank Joshua E
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We only made the effort to walk over to the museums and go inside because it was just over 100 degrees and we were desperate for some air conditioning. I'm so glad we did. Both this museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum...More

Thank TheTraveling4some
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum should not be missed!! (They are in the same building, so one admission is entry to both.) It's hard to describe the wealth of pieces here, but don't expect the usual "stuff" in a museum. Besides being interesting,...More

Thank Julie32159
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Downstairs from the hospital this is a large and eclectic mix of exhibits from Chinese Pottery to Silver and Dolls Houses as well as fabrics and furniture. Well worth devoting some time to this as provides some additional information to the Colonial period.

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed all the presentations at both of the museums. It truly enhanced our multiple visits during the week in Williamsburg. Guides answered questions and made it fun for the kids and adults. Activities in education center were meaningful and engaging. Murder Mystery was a...More

Thank Rochelle V
Reviewed 3 July 2017

First time visiting and WOW there is more here to see then you can have time for....information overload for sure. The staff is friendly and helpful. The walls, halls and rooms are filled with lots of items. From the outside you can't realize how big...More

Thank Wallace L
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Located in the basement level of the Public Hospital of 1773 in Colonial Williamsburg. the Public Hospital describes treatments for mental health patients in the 18th & 19 Centuries in Williamsburg. Spend 1/2 hour here before heading downstairs to the Museum. We spent about 3...More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This Museum is co-located with the Public Hospital. There are no crowds here like at the rest of CW, but probably a lot of groups during the school year. A great collection and well worth the visit. Fantastic collection of furniture.

Thank stm24
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We stumbled upon this museum while visiting Colonial Williamsburg. The unplanned stop turned into one of the highlights of our trip. The galleries ranged from art, to furniture, to toys, to musical instruments, to.... let's just say there is much to look at from all...More

Thank Campmaster55
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Response from Linda F | Reviewed this property |
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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