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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

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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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325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum has a large and varied collection of Folk Art, ranging from ironwork to textiles, and from portraits to cigar store Indians. Looks like they are expanding the exhibition areas, too. We particularly enjoyed the sign art and the Finster-esque folk/outsider art.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DrNickatNite
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to visit the galleries. WOnderful collection of American, beautifully displayed. Child friendly, small cafe.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sallyw547
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What I call the Williamsburg Museum is currently a "hidden" treasure. When you enter the building, what you experience is the "First Free-Standing Psychiatric Hospital in America." The exhibit is to the left side of the building. But go to the right side & take...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Celeste0522
Reviewed 5 January 2019

The entrance is within CL, through the Public Hospital of 1773. Very expansive collection and the museum is undergoing a 65000 square foot expansion.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 3 January 2019

There are so many pieces to see in the part of the museum, it will take you quite a while to take it all in. We have been twice now, and each time we are seeing new exhibits and pieces that are being rotated in....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank dananickerson82
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Don't expect old masters. That said, there is some very nice furniture here, a fair amount of American portraiture, and many, many examples of wood carving, ceramics, silver, dishware, rugs, etc., etc. (also a small exhibit on the mental hospital this building once was) Had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank scott r
Reviewed 20 December 2018

So many unusual items and different types of folk art from fabric to windcatchers to cigar store statues. We took a 40 minute guided tour but could have spent several hours and not seen it all. Very nice displays. Thanks for collecting, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank familyfun625
Reviewed 7 December 2018

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon. If you are interested in folk art it is worth a trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank post203
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This is a wonderful small museum of folk art but it is confusing to find your way into it. You have to enter all the museums through the mental hospital entry and go downstairs, back up and then through the other museum. They had two...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NChoagie
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Parking spaces were scarce at the museum. We decided to park at the Colonial Visitor’s Center and take the frequent shuttle bus to the museum. Shuttle Bus Stop 6 is at the museum. Complimentary key lockers were available to store forbidden items (Beverages, food, backpacks,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Harold H
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