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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  • August 11, 2017
    We only made the effort to walk over to the museums and go inside because it was just over 100 degrees and we were desperate for some air conditioning. I'm so glad we did. Both this museum and the Abb...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    This and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum should not be missed!! (They are in the same building, so one admission is entry to both.) It's hard to describe the wealth of pieces here, but don't expec...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Downstairs from the hospital this is a large and eclectic mix of exhibits from Chinese Pottery to Silver and Dolls Houses as well as fabrics and furniture. Well worth devoting some time to this as pro...  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    One of the very best historical art museum's in America.
  • March 9, 2017
    Nice displays from Colonial Williamsburg. Excellent performances in the Theater.
  • March 15, 2017
    Awesome museum with exhibits of art, furnishings, toys and exquisite craft.
  • July 1, 2017
    Fantastic museum and programs
  • January 1, 2017
    If you like history it is a very interesting place.

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