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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

  • 326 W. Francis St. Map It
  • Colonial Williamsburg

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

This collection, within the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, showcases American "decorative usefulware"—toys, furniture, weather vanes, coffeepots, and quilts—within typical 19th-century domestic interiors. There are also folk paintings, rustic sculptures, and needlepoint pictures. Since the 1920s, the 2,000-piece collection has grown from the original 400 pieces acquired by the wife of Colonial Williamsburg's first and principal benefactor. This is the oldest institution in the United States dedicated solely to the collection and preservation of American folk art.

Sight Information

Address:

Next to DeWitt Wallace Museum, 326 W. Francis St., Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Colonial Williamsburg entrance required

Published 01/10/2017

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