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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

325 Francis Street, 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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325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
+1 757-220-7693

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I expected a lot more. There were rooms with displays of furniture, a few quilts, weather vanes, glass & crockery. I found the mental hospital museum part at the beginning more interesting.

Thank TAJ1085
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice museum at Colonial Williambsurg. I am not sure why this museum is divided out on Trip Advisor as this is just one of the sections in the Museum located at CW. The museum encompasses several floors and two buildings that are all connected....More

Thank Liza S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is free if you buy a ticket to Colonial Williamsburg and is definitely worth visiting for it collections that reflect life in colonial times, including their furniture exhibit.

Thank dcd0127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an Architectural gem, mostly underground. We came for the Folk Art but there are fantastic collections of toys, doll houses, American furniture, silver, porcelain, quilts, and more. The collections are small but of the highest quality. I was particularly impressed with the Portraiture...More

Thank lyonphoto_123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite museums and I hate art museums. For some reason the painting here have more interest since they are some uniquely American art. In addition to art there's furniture, folk contraptions, musical instruments, and a lot of interesting Americana. The...More

Thank Lidia1126
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had no idea how extensive and well done this museum was. This is a first class place in the league of the Smithsonian. We loved the variety of exhibits, the quality, and depth. Our favorites were the harpsichord/piano and furniture exhibits. You could easily...More

Thank Kem C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

One of the best museums I have been to that exhibit American furniture in a way that is easy to understand.

Thank 42dave2015
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This was something one must do when visiting Williamsburg! The museum is wonderful! Lots of exhibits. The musical instruments were very interesting. There were many that had sound attached so you could listen to what that particular instrument sounded like. When we were there, a...More

Thank Ritabeeper
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The furniture alone is magnificent. Love how you can see different styles from different colonial states. The art, music, early writings of the flowers & birds are amazing to read. Always something new each time we go.

Thank Heidi E
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Great museum. Very often has tours conducted by the staff to explain the folk art. Exhibits change so if you have gone before and return later, you may see a lot of new art.

Thank Lester A
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I am trying to Remeber the creator of a doll house complete with furniture etc., she made all the pieces and of course the house but I can not recall her name!!! Would love to revisit her writing/designs etc.. Seems she was from New England!!
18 January 2015|
Response from 93phoebe |
Oh, by the way, this was one of your exhibits!!))