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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 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (see below for exceptions) and offers sandwiches, beverages and desserts. View Menu

326 West Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Ticket required.

December 31, 2018 - March 14, 2019
Sun -Thurs 10-5; Fri - Sat 10-7
Café open 11-4 daily

March 15 - December 28, 2019
10–7 Daily
Café open 11-4 daily

Open 10-5 with café 11-3
Grand Illumination (Dec. 8)
Open 10-6:30
Christmas Day
Open 11-4 with café 12-2
New Year's Eve
Open 10-5 with café 11-3
New Year's Day
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.