Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg

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Inside Colonial Williamsburg, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum adds a layer to the town's history with a large collection of folk art. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller's original collection of 424 pieces makes up the core of the museum, featuring primarily South American and African American artwork dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Textiles, sculptures, and paintings by self-trained artists experiment with bold colors and shapes, some of which depict images from American history. Add Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum to your Williamsburg travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Williamsburg tour planner.
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  • You can NOT miss this museum...it is a MUST see for everyone , young and old ! One of the best we have seen, & we used to be in the antique business & many fine old things have crossed our hands, but ...  more »
  • We enjoyed all the presentations at both of the museums!! It truly enhanced our multiple visits during the week in Williamsburg. Guides answered questions and made it fun for the kids and adults. Acti...  more »
  • If you are expecting the usual art museum with static paintings displayed by muted lighting upon the walls, you are in for a surprise. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum houses the vast coll...  more »
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  • Best museum I've been too. Hands down. Just go. Execution on point.
  • This museum in Williamsburg, while starting a new enlargement of their facilities are, none the less, moving forward with new and important exhibitions. The latest is a study of 18th Century fabrics which show the fashions for women AND men and the way they would be used in each strata of the classes.
  • Very educational. Good for the whole family any age will find it entertaining
  • Excellent art museum and programs.
  • Had a nice time looking at all the art

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Williamsburg offers lodgings for every taste, including four-star resorts, quaint inns, and budget-friendly hotels. Accommodations in the city's historical district provide easy access to all of the area's major attractions, but they also charge much higher prices than equally comfortable guesthouses in some of the outlying neighborhoods. For a genuine Virginian experience, consider pitching a tent or renting a cottage in one of the area's popular campgrounds, which offer shuttle services to the city's major attractions and provide free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and fenced-in areas for pets.
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