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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

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Address: 325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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19th-century folk household objects (toys, kitchenware, paintings,...

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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Many authentic examples of Colonial and later art and life are found in these exhibits. Could be easialy missed, and shouldn't be.

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Richmond
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many authentic examples of Colonial and later art and life are found in these exhibits. Could be easialy missed, and shouldn't be.

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Allow enough time. Lots of walking and lots to see. To me the 1773 insane asylum was the best part. If you choose to eat in the cafe within the museum be prepared to shell out some money. 3 of us had sandwichs two had soup, coffee and pop and it was almost 40.00. The food was not that great... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum on a rainy day January 23, 2017. The museum was interesting. The entrance to the museum is through an early mental health hospital- interesting to spend about 15 minutes or so viewing small display - history about treatment for people with mental illness. You walk to museum area - nice presentation of exhibits-... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

even so, this is a good place to walk through and absorb, and I do recommend it; very tastefully done and arranged

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cincinnati, ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Of all the trips to Williamsburg over all the years, this is the first time we've taken the time to visit this museum - it won't be the last. Never have I ever seen a more superb collection of American primitives and craftsmanship as in this building - toys, personal items, works of art - all the most perfectly executed... More 

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Eastern PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

There is truly a collection for everyone within this museum: toys, furniture, quilts, restoration information, musical instruments. Simply amazing!

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We went to the AAR Folk Art Museum because of a Christmas concert there, and from what we saw that first day we knew we had to go back. We went the following day and spent several hours going through the two museums. Great displays, many interactive, as well as a kids area for those who need that. Colonial Williamsburg... More 

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Cressona, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Most of Wmsburg holiday programs are held here and are reason alone for visiting.The Christmas tree is beautiful,as usual. We always enjoy the workshops on the Artful Tree.

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We loved this museum. Unfortunately, we came after having spent a long day in the Colonial City and were too tuckered out to truly appreciate all that this place has to offer. But we will be back for sure, with this as our first stop. Folk art, silver, furniture, unusual instruments, period harsicords, toys. Varied and intersting. And free with... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We always do several programs at the museum especially around Christmas. Two years in a row we got to make ornaments . And the exhibits are very nice. Also the programs in the Auditorium are wonderful.

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