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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 January 5, 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 January 3, 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 December 31, 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 December 20, 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
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Reviewed December 7, 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
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Reviewed November 11, 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
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Reviewed October 7, 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
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Enjoyed seeing the exhibits. We spent about an hour here. The glass armonica show was amazing. I never heard on an armonica before and could not believe how nice it sounded. We would go back.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Deborah J B
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The two times i have visited here it was to get out of the weather and each time I stayed much longer than I intended. The second time through was every bit as engaging as the first. And I have yet to visit the hospital...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TripleAParents
Reviewed September 9, 2018

You will love your visit here. Fabulous museam that will take several hours to take in. Well arranged, informative, and comfortable. Have fun!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank r0bertv1
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