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The DeWitt Wallace
Decorative Arts Museum

Opened in 1985, this museum is home to an extensive collection of American and British antiques. See furniture, metals, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, firearms, and textiles from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Attend lectures and musical performances in the Hennage Auditorium.

Enter through the Public Hospital of 1773, a three-part exhibit on mental illness and treatment methods.

The Museum Store offers a range of books, music, jewelry, gifts, and accessories reflecting the museum's collection of 18th and early 19th-century decorative arts.

The Museum Café is open 11-3:30 Sun through Thurs and 11-4 Fri and Sat through March 15; open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 through December 31 (see below for exceptions) and offers sandwiches, beverages and desserts. View Menu

326 West Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Ticket required.

Through March 14, 2019
Sun -Thurs 10-5; Fri - Sat 10-7
Café - 11-3:30 Sun through Thurs
           11-4 Fri and Sat

March 15 - December 31, 2019
10–7 Daily
Café - 11-4 daily

Open 10-5 with café 11-3
Grand Illumination (Dec. 2)
Open 10-6:30
Christmas Day
Open 11-4 with café 12-2
New Year's Eve
Open 10-5 with café 11-3

Programs and exhibitions at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.