Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg

(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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
  • I loved looking at the carousel pieces and especially the many weather vanes. If you are a fan of the American Pickers, you will surely love this part of the Art Museum  more »
  • America's first mental hospital exhibit as well as Americana collecitons at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller exhibit was fascinating.  more »
  • A friend and I visited this museum earlier today to see an African American quilting exhibit. The guide was informative, entertaining and answered all questions asked. This museum on the outskirts of ...  more »
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  • Nice museum. Nice cafe inside too. Worth the visit while you are in town to see the folk art.
  • An excellant museum experience, they have a nice cafeteria as well.
  • Awesomely historic