Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

The distinctive collections of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum are located under one roof. Enter through the Public Hospital of 1773 and investigate the exhibits detailing mental illness treatments from the 18th and 19th centuries. The hospital was the first of its kind in North America. Downstairs, you’ll find wonderful examples of American and British antiques and decorative art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and bold and imaginative pieces of colonial and contemporary folk art.