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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

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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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325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here just about a year ago, but came back to visit family and took a sister to see CW and the art museums. I enjoyed the museum this time around just as much as I did the first time (though I miss the...More

Thank SuziQinTexas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved seeing the different types of metal used in the 1700's. The grandfathers clocks and the mantels were so detailed and made you wonder how they did such detail in that time period. The way they made furniture was interesting also. We would go back.

Thank Deborah J B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their collection provides a terrific view into the early history of the region with impressive artifacts. They are also expanding for the future. This is a worthwhile stop.

Thank Marv R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Colonial Williamsburg 3 times and visited the Art Museum on this visit. It was well worth the time and so interesting to see the artifacts on display. The tour guide was excellent!

Thank SWhiteJWhite
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Wow! Be sure to allow an entire day (or more) or this gem of a museum. Their collection is eclectic and well arranged. If you are in the area, don't miss it.

Thank randysusansc
Reviewed August 9, 2018

I found the antique weather vanes, carousel carved animals and wooden statue cigar holders beautiful and fascinating. Our guide was articulate on American Folk Art and while it isn't an extensive collection, it was a relief from the heat and a wonderful way to spend...More

Thank RicRiordon
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Very nice. Lots of items to see to the period. Nice to do on a rainy day. Very interesting tours, including some for children. Lots of fun facts.

Thank TheOldCr0w
Reviewed July 30, 2018

While “decorative arts” may not sound too exciting this museum is truly world class with many great and varied exhibits. Guided tours are offered throughout the day that are very well presented. Nice cafe on premises for lunch. Adjoins the folk art museum which is...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is an amazing museum that has wonderful collections of furniture, art, silver, china, etc. that reflects our American 18th century heritage. There is even an area devoted to musical instruments of the 18th century. We just saw the wonderful exhibit on Upholstery CSI -...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

You get a real appreciation for American furniture, art, and everybody household items in this museum. Very educational for adults and children both.

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Tom W
January 10, 2018|
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Response from vwc20841 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Linda F | Reviewed this property |
We have visited Williamsburg many times over the years and a visit here can be an all day event. There are many folk area arts to view and the quilts have been displayed each time. If you have 2-3 hours to spend please do... More
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