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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Williamsburg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Williamsburg Pottery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Once you get over the fact that the old pottery is gone and take the new pottery for what it is, it is easier to appreciate. Since it is quite long we usually hit 1 side on a visit and the other side ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I was spoiled by the "adventure" of the old Williamsburg Pottery. There was nothing I saw that was "holy smokes" cool or that good a deal. Sad.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    one buddha. no japanese lanterns. very little variety in birdbaths and other garden statues. the parking lot was almost empty. a sad remainder of what used to be a fun, albeit tacky place to look for ...  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    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.
  • April 24, 2017
    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.
  • June 10, 2017
    Only went to Au Bon Pan today. Great place great people! Very comfortable and relaxing. Good food and good coffee - reasonably priced.
  • May 22, 2017
    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!
  • May 26, 2017
    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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