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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum by using our Williamsburg online tour planner .
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  • This museum has many diverse exhibits featuring the art of the common man. Enjoy the toys, portraits, outdoor signs, and iron objects. Many of the items are very creative.  more »
  • An absolute pleasure to visit, this exquisite and intimate museum will astound with its content and world class collections. Small group programs are wonderful as are presentations both musical and in...  more »
  • As a regular visitor to CW this was my first time in the museum. We skipped it on other trips when he kids were younger. It was cool taking 3 teens to see this vast collection of American pieces! Woul...  more »
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  • Awesome place! Staff was knowledgeable and exhibits were interesting, took us about 3 hours to complete. My husband and I had a great time
  • Wonderful museum! Our favorite part of Colonial Williamsburg.
  • Enjoyed our time here. We will be back soon
  • This museum is a hidden treasure in the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg. We were pleasantly surprised at the content of both quantity and quality. Interesting displays of toys, quilts, furniture, clothing, homebuilding, and folkart were illuminating. Glad we stopped in.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the museum and the many interesting items and variety there.

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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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