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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

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Address: 325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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10:00 - 17:00
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A vast collection (8,000 objects) from 17th, 18th and early 19th century...

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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Just outside the main Tourist area, the Museum has a many groups of art and examples from Colonial America. A very nice cafe is available inside as well. If you have an area... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just outside the main Tourist area, the Museum has a many groups of art and examples from Colonial America. A very nice cafe is available inside as well. If you have an area (ColonialWilliamsburg) pass, it is included and shouldn't be missed.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A chance to see artistry at its best, whether its furniture, clocks, art, etc. Great snack area. Food is good and the service is friendly.

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum on January 23, 2017 -a rainy day. We walked all around the museum, enjoyed all the exhibits. Now this museum and the folk art museum are under one roof - one admission fee for both. For both museums, I would spend 2-3 hours. There is a cafe for getting a bite to eat.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess my tastes are not refined enough to really get the most out of this place, but I did do a brisk walk through and did find it at least worth looking around one time.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you like museums, you will LOVE this one! Take the time to tour this building on a rainy day. Displays are awesome. Self-guided tours allow you time to view the displays you are most interested in seeing. Expansion of the museum is already underway to provide even more pleasure-seeking 18th century treasures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Like its sister museum, DWDAM is a unique and unsurpassed collection of American pieces of craftsmanship beyond compare. Both of the museums will be expanding over the next several years to provide even more space for expansion of an already unbelievable collection. Schedule at least a half day here, better a whole so you don't have to rush. Enjoy!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Museums of Williamsburg (enter through the Public Hospital) now contain both the DeWill Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefellar Fold Art Museum. These two museums are truly memmerizing! You can spend several hours here if you choose to read the informational signs for each exhibit. The collections include furniture, musical instruments, doll houses, porcelain, silver, quilts,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Part of a larger effort with Colonial Williamsburg, the DeWitt Wallace Museum offers decorative arts and such in comparison to sister museum Abby Rockefeller Folk Art Museum with more art. Lots to see from the area as well as international and national treasures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We visited this museum again in December, so the decorations certainly added a festive air to all of Williamsburg. The museum had decorated Christmas trees. Major exhibits include porcelain, silver, furniture, and flintlock muskets .Schedules of daily events allow you to plan to attend special programs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

When we are in Williamsburg, we always get the various Map and Program Guides for the days that we are there. We then look for the various programs that are to be presented at the Henning Auditorium in the DeWitt Museum. This is a must! We were there for Thanksgiving week and got the various Guides for the week and... More 

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