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John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library

The Foundation's Intellectual Center

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  • Monday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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The research center of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library advances knowledge of colonial British America, the American Revolution, the early United States, American decorative arts and folk art, and the Restoration and continuing story of Colonial Williamsburg. The library’s staff and collections support ongoing research that informs the creation of engaging and inspiring educational experiences in the Historic Area and at the Art Museums.

Visit and Contact Information

Visiting scholars and the public are welcome to visit the library and use our resources, though research assistance may be limited. Library materials circulate to Colonial Williamsburg Foundation staff and volunteers and to William & Mary faculty, staff, and students.

Access to Special Collections, Visual Resources, and Corporate Archives is available by appointment only. Please call the library at 757-565-8510 or 757-220-7249 or email rocklibrary@cwf.org for additional information.

Join the Rockefeller Library & Historical Research Facebook group for regular updates from the library and peeks into the archive.

Physical address:
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library
313 First Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Mailing Address:
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
PO Box 1776
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776

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