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Address: 522 E. Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: (888) 965-7254
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Home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rockefeller Jr. decorated in 18th-century...

Home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rockefeller Jr. decorated in 18th-century furnishings.

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A trip back in time of the lifestyle of the rich and famous.

Many trips to Williamsburg but first time Bassett Hall was open. Bassett Hall is the home of the Rockefellers who used this home as their retreat from the life of billionaires... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
TheAmericanSp0rtsman
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Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston, South Carolina
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many trips to Williamsburg but first time Bassett Hall was open. Bassett Hall is the home of the Rockefellers who used this home as their retreat from the life of billionaires. The Rockefellers were instrumental in the rebirth of Colonial Williamsburg and there home, while very quaint is very beautiful and has been kept in the decorations and style that... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a visit to the Rockefeller's who's fortune helped restore colonial Williamsburg. Very well informed guides and just a short walk from the historic centre.

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Midlothian
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I've visited Col. Williamsburg many times with my annual pass, but often Bassett Hall has been closed. For Mothers' Day we took my mother-in-law and were fortunate to go on a day when it was open. The movie is very interesting and informative about J.D. Rockefeller and his contribution to the founding of C.W. The house if full of folk... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The guide was so sweet and the house lovely. Lots of information about a generous couple. There was no charge for the tour which was surprising. The grounds were beautiful as well.

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Went at the suggestion of a fellow traveler and happy to have done so. Great information about the Rockefeller's and their involvement in the Colonial Williamsburg project. Film offered was informative but loved the stories of the family shared by the guides.

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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We were lucky enough to be the only couple with our docent so really had a private tour. She had lots of stories about the Rockfeller familky. The home is as they left it in the 1940s. Wonderful furniture/pictures and kitchen.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We live in town and have been to Basset Hall before. The tour of the house is always interesting especially given their famous former residents and their relationship to the the Historic area. What was particularly lovely and enjoyable was their spring formal flower beds last year Orange tulips planted with small yellow flowers...So pretty!!

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Very nice tour of the home of one of the Rockefellers. The tour guide was very knowledgable, and the rooms had period furniture in them. A little bit off the main historical area, but worth visiting. Not open every day, so check the schedule.

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Philadelphia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Wonderful tour guide. So much information on the house, the Rockefeller's, the Smith sister's. Artwork, building, furniture all great.

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Knoxville, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is an old home that has been well preserved. In the 1930's and 40's the home was used by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his wife. Very peaceful home and a delight to visit.

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