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Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Explore the newly expanded and updated Art Museums, featuring more of the collection on view than ever. Discover colorful and whimsical folk art made by amateur artisans in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum to objects that are useful as well as beautiful in The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Plus, enjoy new amenities including the Museum Store and Café.

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Include a trip the Art Museums in your next visit, with a multiday or single day ticket. Or purchase a $14.99 ticket for just the Art Museums!

Art Museums Memberships

Celebrate the expansion of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg by becoming a member and enjoy 365 days of unlimited admission, plus exclusive access to members only benefits!

Highlight From the Collection

Chief's Blanket

Now on display in the Navajo Weavings: Adapting Tradition exhibition, this piece with a simple, horizontally striped and banded design is an extremely rare Classic Period chief's blanket. The earliest of Navajo weavings were blankets to be worn, but because of their utilitarian nature, many did not survive; it is believed that only approximately 50 to 60 of the early classic Ute design blankets exist and many are located in museums. This piece is woven from single-ply, hand-spun Churro wool; its white and brown colors are natural and the blue is from an indigo dye. Navajo women created brilliantly colored, boldly designed pictorial blankets and rugs on hand looms. They adapted their weavings from the world around them, creating an art form that is uniquely theirs and providing insight into the Navajo culture at the end of the 19th century. This weaving, as well as five others, are on display through December 2022.

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Museum Experiences

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Learn From the Collection

Art Museums for CW Kids

Learn cool facts, have some fun with at-home craft projects, and find out where to see these items in person when you visit!

A Fresh Take on Art

Whether you're a teen, tween or just young-at-heart, consider trying our contactless audio tour, written and narrated by local teens.

Current Exhibitions

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

Upcoming Exhibitions

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

To Restore a Town: The Architecture of Williamsburg

Making Music in Early America

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Explore Virtually

Exhibition Scavenger Hunt

See if you can find the match to these nine clues as you explore our virtual tour of three exhibitions at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

View the Collection Online

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


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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