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“One of the 5 best in the country.”

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
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US$ 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.
Ely, Minnesota
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227 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“One of the 5 best in the country.”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Don't miss this. It is absolutely stunning. Parking in the rear is free and you can walk to the market place.

Visited April 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gallery of 19th century refriderator art.”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

I once had an art curator tell me that the only reason 19th century folk art survived was that it never was put on display. It was just put away where nobody would have to look at it - a lot like a little childs "art" today that they bring home form school, it gets stuck on the refridgerator door for ma week and then gets put in a draw and never sees the light of day again. Museums like this one prove his point!

Visited November 2011
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amalphiea
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76 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Eh”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The tour was supposed to be a highlights tour, but the guide seemed to focus on just a few pieces.

Visited December 2011
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Glendale, New York
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79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Worth It!”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

I could have spent my entire visit in the museum alone or at least hours and hours. They have a little bit of everything on display. Carousel figures, Cigar Store Indians. Portraits of the founding Fathers (Most of 'em). I fully intend to return. Admission is included in the fee for Colonial Williamsburg. Really, don't miss this museum.

Visited March 2012
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Hillsdale, New York
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“First Class Folk Art Collection”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Large and diverse folk art collection - primitive painted portraits, pottery, weather vanes, advertising signs, quilts, toys, etc.

Visited March 2012
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