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R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery

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Address: 307 Main Street, Corner of Piedmont & Main Street, Washington, VA 22747
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+1 540-675-1411
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10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
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R.H. Ballard shop & gallery is located in the historic town of...

R.H. Ballard shop & gallery is located in the historic town of Washington, Virginia and specializes in French table linens, unique gifts, vintage, one-of-kind, regional & international fine art, sculpture and Oriental rugs.

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Second Visit - Excellent

We first visited R. H. Ballard Shop & Gallery a year before, and were so impressed by both the items, and the service, that we used a long layover at IAD, to drive to Washington... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Phoenix, AZ

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been in this store a number of times. They have a great selection of linens, tableware, candles and other gifts you can't find at many places. They also have an art gallery downstairs which features the owner, Richard Ballard's own artwork as well as other local artists. One of their main artists is Thomas Mullaney who is a very... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited R. H. Ballard Shop & Gallery a year before, and were so impressed by both the items, and the service, that we used a long layover at IAD, to drive to Washington, VA, just to visit again. We recognized some of the merchandise before, but were impressed that though it was the same season, there were so... More 

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Thank Bill_Hunt_AZ
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found so many interesting and unique offerings at this shop on Main Street! The selection was very diverse--everything from original art pieces, handmade imported rugs, fine linens (some featured treated fabrics that permitted use outdoors), soaps/scented oils, books and assorted gift items (to name just a few). The proprietors were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and we had a very... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is a must if you are in Washington, VA. We purchased some glasses,home fragrance that my husband even liked and napkins. I would definitely go back again.

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Thank lmw27
Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

R. H. Ballard' s is a special type of gift shop and galleryThey have a wide range items. Everything is of the highest quality. Most of the items are very unusual and hard to find elsewhere. It's difficult to go in and not buy something. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Constance O
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Well worth a visit—you'll find a surprising and delightful blend of well-curated home decor, rugs, art and local delights in this beautiful shop. I bought a rug and little gifts from Virginia for all my friends.

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Los Altos, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Mr. Ballard's shop is a wonderful place to pass a few moments time looking at lovely things. The offerings are well chosen and provide good choices for gifts or for yourself. The art is local and interesting. Mr. Ballard himself is friendly and helpful. So have a look.

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Washington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Love Ballard's! A great variety of high quality products - I especially love the totes they carry - I have one of the ikat print bags which has been my trusted carry-on whether for a weekend when that is all I need to a two week vacation when it holds all I need/want to have by my side on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

After shopping at Ballard's one day, I dined at Tula's restaurant that evening and in crossing paths with a neighbor she inquired "Thom, you smell wonderful, what is your cologne?", and I replied "that smell happens to be from a wonderful cedar wood bath soap used by Native American's for its affect on the mind and spirit sold at Ballard's".

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Thank Thomas P
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

nice little place to shop. great selection of art and crafts. nice and friendly staff. This place make you want to go back and revisit

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