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Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

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

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our new entrance and expanded gallery spaces — with plenty of room for social distancing. Don your masks and discover more of the collection on view than ever, from 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.

Admission Tickets Grant You Art Museums Access Too!

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

Silver Kiddush Cup

This silver Kiddush cup was the first piece of silver Judaica to be added to the Colonial Williamsburg collection. Representing a faith that was more prevalent in early America than most people realize today, Kiddush cups are used both as part of family worship at home and as part of congregational worship in the Jewish religion. Used while reciting the blessing over wine (the Kiddush or “sanctification”), the Kiddush cup is part of the commandment from the Torah to consecrate the Sabbath (Shabbat) or a festival such as Passover. See this object, and learn more amazing stories behind silver objects in Silver from Mine to Masterpiece at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the newly expanded Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Museum Experiences

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April Program Schedule

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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

Promoting America: Maps of the Colonies and the New Republic

Keeping Time: Tall Case Clocks

Early American Faces

Introduction to the Art Museums

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

British Masterworks: Ninety Years of Collecting at Colonial Williamsburg

The Textile Arts of Britain

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 Folk Art Museum

American Folk Pottery: Art and Tradition

The Art of Edward Hicks

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

We The People: American Folk Portraits

Upcoming Exhibitions

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

A Gift to the Nation: The Joseph and June Hennage Collection

Restoring Williamsburg: The Architecture of Williamsburg

Making Music in Early America

Tools of the Trade

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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.

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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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