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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, Williamsburg
(4.7/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • What would the colonials have used? This is the question this collection attempts to answer. It is housed with the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller collection and they form an integrated whole - it was for us...  more »
  • You talk about antiques, this place has them. the staff offers suiperior tours and can answer your questions. The Volunters are very dedeicated. You could lkspend a whole day in this lkplace and we ne...  more »
  • This museum is connected to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum which made it convenient to visit both museums in the same day. There was more to see than we expected and we learned a lot. We...  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.