Fodor's Expert Review Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

Williamsburg Museum/Gallery

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.

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326 W. Francis St.
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia  23185, USA

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Rate Includes: Colonial Williamsburg entrance required

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