Williamsburg Pottery, Williamsburg

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Established in 1938 as a local pottery store and workshop, today Williamsburg Pottery is one of the most popular sites in Virginia's Historic Triangle. Located near Colonial Williamsburg, the store occupies a mall-like space and, thanks to renovations, the design recalls a European-style market. Wander the display areas and take in the different styles of pottery and crafts, including the store's signature salt-glazed items. If pottery isn't your passion, browse the extensive selection of other decorative items for your home, such as baskets, candles, frames, and kitchenwares. Be sure to try some of the local craft wines as well. Take a look at our Williamsburg tour itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Williamsburg Pottery and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • They had a few unique items and the prices were very good. It was mostly Christmas items, but it was a fun shop.  more »
  • While the Pottery is well-stocked with glassware, wine, and kitchen goods, it is a mere shadow of its former self. No real bargains, no sense of adventure that the old Pottery provided. One visit is e...  more »
  • Could have bought the same things a most any store. The pottery used to be a shopping haven. Could find almost anything for home and garden. Craft supplies, art and flowers at a great price. Not any m...  more »
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  • The pottery used to be a fun, interesting place to pick up reasonably priced items. Now they seem to be trying to be an upscale shopping experience. Their selection is still large, but prices are higher, it's just not "the pottery" anymore. There were 5 or 6 cars in the parking lot, shops were empty.
  • I've been here several times since the new buildings went up, but it is still just not the same. Prices on many things do seem high, but not worse than other stores. It feels like it's become just another "mall" rather than an experience. It really does look much better and seems to be much better organized than the previous incarnation, but overall, the experience is just bland. They do usually have something new to find, but I have yet to find anything worth purchasing at this new version.
  • Only went to Au Bon Pan today. Great place great people! Very comfortable and relaxing. Good food and good coffee - reasonably priced.
  • What can I say? A fabulous selection in 3 different buildings. I bought a large flower pot, a Japanese lantern, wine, snacks, kitchen towels, cookware, and kitchen miscellaneous. Fun, fun stores!
  • Outstanding prices, great customer service and friendly people along with a wonderful assortment of products. You can't go wrong!

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Williamsburg offers lodgings for every taste, including four-star resorts, quaint inns, and budget-friendly hotels. Accommodations in the city's historical district provide easy access to all of the area's major attractions, but they also charge much higher prices than equally comfortable guesthouses in some of the outlying neighborhoods. For a genuine Virginian experience, consider pitching a tent or renting a cottage in one of the area's popular campgrounds, which offer shuttle services to the city's major attractions and provide free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and fenced-in areas for pets.
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