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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

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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  • Average3%
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325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
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"mental health"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Bonnie H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank nraleigh08
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank phosford
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Reviewed 8 March 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

1  Thank Maryland-Lassie
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

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

1  Thank Texasgirl0915
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

First this museum is very large and has great exhibits, go spend a day covering the vast displays or even go one day and then wait a day or two if your stay is longer than a day. They have a lovely little cafe with...More

1  Thank James F
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We love Colonial Williamsburg. A rainy day doesn't stop us. The buses from the visitor center stop just outside this property. We love the historic artifacts here. Of particular interest to us is the redware pottery which we collect reproductions of. They have a great...More

1  Thank bilodeau2015
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This is an excellent Art Museum with many diverse exhibits. In the same building is the Folk Art Museum, also a must see in Williamsburg. There are many special programs presented in the auditorium which added to my enjoyment.

1  Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We went here after we toured Williamsburg the day before. It was so nice to see and learn more about many of the items that we saw the day before. Enjoyable!

1  Thank ART139
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is included with your Colonial Williamsburg ticket. Don't let the name fool you--this beautiful museum is about more that furniture and other decorative arts. It has so many exhibits that we ran out of time. Quilts, china, paintings, and things of interest to children....More

2  Thank szymanskimom
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Tom W
10 January 2018|
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Response from vwc20841 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks to those who have already answered this question.
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bostonterrierquilter
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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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