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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

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Address: 325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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A vast collection (8,000 objects) from 17th, 18th and early 19th century...

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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If you like museums, you will LOVE this one! Take the time to tour this building on a rainy day. Displays are awesome. Self-guided tours allow you time to view the displays you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like museums, you will LOVE this one! Take the time to tour this building on a rainy day. Displays are awesome. Self-guided tours allow you time to view the displays you are most interested in seeing. Expansion of the museum is already underway to provide even more pleasure-seeking 18th century treasures.

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cincinnati, ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like its sister museum, DWDAM is a unique and unsurpassed collection of American pieces of craftsmanship beyond compare. Both of the museums will be expanding over the next several years to provide even more space for expansion of an already unbelievable collection. Schedule at least a half day here, better a whole so you don't have to rush. Enjoy!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museums of Williamsburg (enter through the Public Hospital) now contain both the DeWill Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefellar Fold Art Museum. These two museums are truly memmerizing! You can spend several hours here if you choose to read the informational signs for each exhibit. The collections include furniture, musical instruments, doll houses, porcelain, silver, quilts,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of a larger effort with Colonial Williamsburg, the DeWitt Wallace Museum offers decorative arts and such in comparison to sister museum Abby Rockefeller Folk Art Museum with more art. Lots to see from the area as well as international and national treasures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum again in December, so the decorations certainly added a festive air to all of Williamsburg. The museum had decorated Christmas trees. Major exhibits include porcelain, silver, furniture, and flintlock muskets .Schedules of daily events allow you to plan to attend special programs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we are in Williamsburg, we always get the various Map and Program Guides for the days that we are there. We then look for the various programs that are to be presented at the Henning Auditorium in the DeWitt Museum. This is a must! We were there for Thanksgiving week and got the various Guides for the week and... More 

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Plainfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I attended a program at the Hennage Auditorium Dec 2, 2016 and stayed to view the lovely pieces of furniture and other colonial artifacts. It was truely amazing to see the wonderful condition of these treasures, what loving attention has been given to these pieces. The huge folk Christmas tree was impressive as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot tell you how many times I've walked through the Dewitt Wallace Museum. There are certain sections - like the silver and the porcelain - that I just have to see every time I come to Williamsburg. Kudos to the staff who keep this a memorable spot to visit. For the holidays I just love the Christmas tree near... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this little museum packed full of beautiful treasures. It is the perfect size. Handicapped accessibility is easy, simply park behind the museum and in front of the wall and take the ramp into the building. Very easy.

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Ruskin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful experience which we have visited many times. It is part of the CW ticket price. Can not be completely seen in a single visit.

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