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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 4 days ago

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

Thank bilodeau2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank ART139
Reviewed 27 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

1  Thank szymanskimom
Reviewed 25 November 2017

This is always an interesting museum with revolving exhibits. But they also have weekly concerts at a reasonable price in a comfortable and decent size auditorium . Plan to go back for the museum and the music!

Thank TheRoadTripsNeverEnd
Reviewed 25 November 2017

If you are at all interested in early American life and the artifacts that go along with it then the Dewitt is a must see. It is interesting to experience how the curatorial staff is constantly redefining the visitor experience by re-staging the exhibits and...More

Thank Monty B
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

I came for the hospital exhibit, and the special dollhouse and textiles exhibits. But there is so much more! The entrance will take you through a brief exhibit of the Psychiatric Hospital that stood on this site. It's not extensive, but gives you a good...More

1  Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Excellent museum. Free admission and free parking. Good half day tour. Many different themes in the different rooms.

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Nobody does it better than this amazing presentation of everything that was best in colonial life - from clothes to crockery, guns to toys & just about everything in between.

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Check your daily program for guided tours at the museum. The tour for the ceramics dept. was very informative.

1  Thank DEGhia
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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.
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