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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 13 May 2017

we did a quick visit just as the museum opened. My husband does exceptional custom furniture - and this was for him to see the furniture and draw inspiration - and a bonus for me (the seamstress) was the textile display with all the artifacts...More

Thank Susie B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is connected to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and has a much smaller collection but if larger items. They have numerous pieces of furniture (quite a few are pianos and the like) as well as fine art. It is much quicker...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Whether you go alone or take a group you won't be disappointed. Learn some more about our history. A great family outing.

Thank likegoodfood2017
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Spent a delightful afternoon taking the extended tour of the Southern Decorative Arts exhibit. An amazing assemblage of furniture made or used below the Mason-Dixon line. We were lucky enough to have a great and friendly guide. My only complaint was that they need to...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 27 March 2017

From early colonial furniture to art to crafts, you'll find it all in this entrancing museum. Lots of history in a hidden gem that is mostly located underground. A great rainy day activity in the colonial capitol.

Thank Bob H
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bostonterrierquilter
17 April 2015|
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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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