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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
+1 757-220-7693
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19th-century folk household objects (toys, kitchenware, paintings, furniture, etc.) are on display at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
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"musical instruments"
in 43 reviews
"weather vanes"
in 30 reviews
"great collection"
in 19 reviews
"mental hospital"
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"carousel animals"
in 10 reviews
"colonial williamsburg"
in 85 reviews
"quilt exhibit"
in 7 reviews
"american furniture"
in 6 reviews
"doll houses"
in 13 reviews
"same building"
in 11 reviews
"public hospital"
in 17 reviews
"on display"
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"rainy day"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A home that reflects the era of the 1940's and 1950's and how the Rockefellers lived when not at one of their vast estates.

Thank Lee H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Ms. Rockefeller for having the foresight to begin collecting these national treasures! what a wonderful variety of folk art, from textiles to tin coffee pots, this is a refreshing break from colonial period. I'm still not sure of the connection between the hospital...More

Thank Jill M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is filled with art work, collections of furniture, china, and so much more. Be sure to check the schedule for programs and events schedule each day. Be sure to visit the gift shop.

Thank Rebeljan
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is one of our favorite Williamsburg attractions. One could easily spend half a day here and still find that there is much more to see. The collections are so varied that they can appeal to young people (toys, musical instruments, weapons, ship figureheads, etc.)...More

Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Could not get enough of the DeWitt Wallace museum on 18th century artifacts, but could take or leave the AAR Folk Art Museum. I visit the DeWitt museum as I have a Good Neighbors pass, but I could not care less about the Folk Art...More

Thank cornwallis2008
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

The current focal exhibit - African American quilts - is a remarkable presentation of folk art through quilts. Other displays are interesting and well displayed

Thank Philip W
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this museum by happenstance and didn't expect much from the outside. But from the moment we spoke to the lovely woman at the reception desk until we left two hours later we were delighted by this place. We had no idea that...More

Thank terilooney
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Great place to spend a rainy day. Lots of exhibits to explore. Variety of items and information on each allows for a leisurely stroll at your own pace.

Thank darlyn7
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a specialized museum for American folk art. There are great examples from the 18th and 19th centuries. Well worth a visit!

Thank EJISK
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This excellent museum is under construction but still wonderful. Despite the noise; the exhibits were varied and fascinating, it is a great compliment to the Colonial Williamsburg experience. There are many wonderful areas of focus to enhance the living learning experience that is Williamsburg, if...More

Thank hermosa29
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93phoebe
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Oh, by the way, this was one of your exhibits!!))
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