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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  • Highly recommend this wonderful museum dedicated to American folk art. A terrific exhibition started by one of the founders of the Williamsburg restoration.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Amazing collection of period pieces and a few displays from more recent times. Great lighting, great galleries. The Cafe looks great, too. The food, meh.
  • There is a wide variety of displayed items. There is even a detailed display of how houses were built in the area. You can spend several hours looking at the ever-expanding collection of furniture and weapons from the era. We go whenever we are in the area.
  • A great collection that is very well put together of all things Americana from the past three centuries. Far more expansive than what it appears from the surface building due to the main exhibits being underground. Excellent value, as it is included in the ticket price to Colonial Williamsburg! A good place to browse after Colonial Williamsburg shuts down at 4:30!
  • Part of the Williamsburg art museum, this had very interesting pieces. I especially liked all of the weather vanes.
  • A gem of a museum close to the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. Plan to spend several hours here to get full effect and appreciation for the displayed collection. Housed within the four walls is the Folk Art Museum and the Decorative Arts Museum. Each has it's own flavor and focus. Both offer guided tours lasting about 30 minutes from the central rotunda on a regular schedule. The tours led by knowledgeable volunteers are well worthwhile to get the best appreciation of the collections and their significance. Their centrally located cafe offers quick lunch and snack options, and is a nice place to eddy out to recharge. Operated by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, much more about this first-rate and highly recommended Museum can be learned by visiting their web site.
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