DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, Williamsburg

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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum displays a vast collection of American and British antiques from the 17th, 18th, and 19th century. Artifacts include metals, ceramics, glass items, costumes, paintings, weapons, textiles, and furniture. In addition to ongoing exhibits, the museum hosts rotating ones on topics such as dollhouses, keyboard instruments, and silver. The gift shop sells books, music, jewelry, gifts, and accessories reflecting 18th- and 19th-century decorative arts. Put DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum into our Williamsburg holiday builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Williamsburg.
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  • The printed fabric tour was very interesting. The guide was knowledgable and willing to answer so many questions.  more »
  • First this museum is very large and has great exhibits, go spend a day covering the vast displays or even go one day and then wait a day or two if your stay is longer than a day. They have a lovely li...  more »
  • We love Colonial Williamsburg. A rainy day doesn't stop us. The buses from the visitor center stop just outside this property. We love the historic artifacts here. Of particular interest to us is the ...  more »
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  • Has display of renovation process of the Colonel Williamburg buildings, actual materials, old photos, very informative. Contains period furniture, musical instruments, dress. Several substantial museum stores with replicas and books. Must see when visiting to get the full experience.
  • Great museum. We always visit when we come to Colonial Williamsburg, again and again.
  • Hidden (but not for much longer) gem of Colonial Williamsburg. If your visit to CW doesn't include a stop here, you are missing out.
  • This is my favorite museum in the whole wide world. The costume displays are outstanding!
  • Can't be missed fantastic 2 Museums!

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