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Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Open 8am-5pm

Quirky toys, whimsical whirligigs, carousel characters, backwoods banjos, British ceramics, antique instruments, textiles, firearms, clothing and more await you at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg.

Use your admission ticket or pass to see these distinctive collections.

As part of the final stages of our exciting 65,000-square-foot expansion, please follow signs to the temporary Art Museums entrance. Soon, the new visitor-friendly entrance will be ready to welcome you on Nassau Street.

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Art Museums admission is included in your single-day or multiday admission ticket. Annual, Good Neighbor, or Collegiate Passholders also have Art Museums admission included in their passes. Or for $14.99 ticket, purchase a single-day ticket to just the Art Museums!

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Art Museum Memberships

Featured Events

March 2020

Upcoming Art Museum Programs

View the Collection Online

Explore and search our Online Collections to learn more about The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's vast collections.

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Current Exhibitions

Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

Textile Arts of Britain: A Commodity for the Colonies

To Arm Against An Enemy: Weapons of the Revolutionary War

Artists on the Move: Portraits for a New Nation

Upholstery CSI: Reading the Evidence

A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South

Richard Newsham’s Fire Engine

Rebuilding Charlton’s Coffeehouse

Revolution in Taste

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Art Museum

Folk Art Underfoot: American Hooked Rugs

Navajo Weavings: Tradition and Trade

Down on the Farm

From Forge and Furnace: A Celebration of Early American Iron

America’s Folk Art

American Ship Paintings

Sidewalks to Rooftops: Outdoor Folk Art

German Toys in America

Conserving the Carolina Room

Upcoming Exhibitions

Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

British Masterworks: Ninety Years of Collecting at Colonial Williamsburg

Introduction to the Art Museums

“Every Article… suitable for this Country”: Furnishing Early Williamsburg

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Art Museum

American Folk Pottery

The Art of Edward Hicks

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With three museums in one, there’s so much to see and do at Colonial Williamsburg, so this is one mailing list you'll want to join. Stay informed about upcoming events, opening exhibitions, new programming, and be the first to get great special offers at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum as well as the living history museum.


Before an artifact or antiquity reaches Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area or our Art Museums, it is analyzed, examined, treated, and documented by a team of conservation professionals, interns, and volunteers. Conservators work hand in hand with curators to preserve the cultural property in the Colonial Williamsburg collections.

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Internships and Fellowships

An internship or fellowship with Colonial Williamsburg Division of Museums, Preservation, and Historic Resources provides the opportunity to research, manage, interpret, preserve, and conserve the Foundation’s fine art, decorative arts, archaeological, architectural, and/or folk art collections, gaining professional experience through hands-on work.

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