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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  • This is now 3 very modernized buildings, looking very nice from the outside. Even though it's lost the fun of exploring inside and outside for just the right thing you think you need, and wondering wh...  more »
  • What a disappointment – when we arrived on Jan. 1, we honestly thought they were closed. There were no cars in the parking lot at 12 noon. If you were hoping for the old pottery factory – that is long...  more »
  • The facade of the store looks like it contains several smaller stores however, it is one big warehouse. The inventory is vast but the place is so large it can be overwhelming. The prices were a little...  more »
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  • To the owner who keeps attacking the Local Google Guides online with sarcasm, I personally drove to see if it were fair to the people of America to continue calling yourselves "The Pottery". As a local 757 Google Guide, I can promise you all that it is not fair. I am simply comparing what WAS versus WHAT IS. If "the owner" would like to post their name and telephone information, that would be great because nobody in your front office has any idea of who is in control of the Google-based review sarcasm attack on American shoppers. If you are posting as "The Owner" and you are not "The Owner", this is illegal according to the Google Terms and Services you have agreed to.
  • I hadn't been to the pottery in years because I moved away from Eastern Virginia for some years and now we are back. My husband has never been as he is from the other side of Virginia. I decided to take us on a day trip to visit (to me) the new structure which I had learned was done in 2012. I was impressed. On the day we went it was cold so not many shoppers, which was nice because we were abble to browse slowly and make our selections. I found some much needed kitchen supplies, wine glasses, beer glasses, Virginia produced nuts, marinades, and some other quality brand name things at much more attractive prices than department stores. We even purchased some of my favorite local and regional wines. We can't wait until Spring when it's warmer to visit again, and again, and again. I'm pretty sure this is another one of our Williamsburg favorites.
  • Great place to walk by yourself or with friends yo find stuff you'll never need, or that you've always wanted! Great selection of world foods and alcoholic beverages. It's not the same as it was 30 years ago, but it's an experience to say the least.
  • I enjoy coming here to find unique foods! But you'll find great items at wonderful prices! I love coming here to find gifts!
  • Well done. It's very clean in the stuff is fantastic. I grew up on the original Pottery, but this has interesting products and sophistication too. I love going with my family!

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Where to stay in Williamsburg

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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