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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 collec...  more »
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  • 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
  • Nice museum. Nice cafe inside too. Worth the visit while you are in town to see the folk art.