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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. Use our Williamsburg itinerary planner to visit DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum on your trip to Williamsburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Spent a delightful afternoon taking the extended tour of the Southern Decorative Arts exhibit. An amazing assemblage of furniture made or used below the Mason-Dixon line. We were lucky enough to have ...  more »
  • From early colonial furniture to art to crafts, you'll find it all in this entrancing museum. Lots of history in a hidden gem that is mostly located underground. A great rainy day activity in the colo...  more »
  • Learn about the various furniture styles, paintings and china/silver service during a 45 minute tour. Then tour the rooms on your own afterwards.  more »
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  • I went when they were having an 18th century quilted petticoat exhibit, and at the time I had been reading a fair amount about 18th century clothing, so I found the exhibit pretty awesome. They publish books for some of the exhibits, but not all (no book for the quilted petticoats), but they do allow you to take pictures in some of the exhibits. The museum had a lot of other exhibits, we only saw a few, since we only left ourselves a couple hours to go through the museum. They had an area of cooking instruments for example. I'm hoping to go back at some point. And next time I plan to leave myself an entire day to explore the museum.