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Bassett Hall

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Address: Francis Street East, 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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Very informative tour.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Merry K

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank Merry K
Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas. I had immersed myself in colonial America and the revolution as I worked to see as much as possible. I went into Bassett hall and while it still had significance in colonial Williamsburg, it was a breath of fresh air to walk through after the colonial America immersion! The tour guide was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is only open certain days ... so be sure to check the schedule and be there the correct day. The guided tour is superb, viewing each room in its turn, learning the history of the house, the village of Williamsburg, and the role of the Rockefeller family in its phoenix like recovery from urban decay.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bassett Hall is a restored building in Colonial Williamsburg. It was the residence of the Rockefellers, who were the primary founders of the restoration. It is maintained as it was in 1948 and includes the original possessions of John and Abbey Rockefeller. It provides in interesting look at the restoration of the colonial structures.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house tour was recommended to us by Colonial Williamsburg staff, AND they told us what days it is open. There is parking beside the house as it is one block over from Colonial Williamsburg. The tour guide did a fabulous job telling us about the house and the Rockefellers relative to Williamsburg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restoration began on Williamsburg in 1926 after the Reverend Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, rector of Bruton Parish Church, shared his dream of preserving the city's historic buildings with philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr., and the restoration began. The Rockefellers lived here during restoration and seasonally until their death. Dr. Goodwin suggested they purchase Bassett Hall so they wouldn't have to stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basset Hall was a home of John D, Jr and Abigail Rockefeller. It was used as their base during the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, a living history recreation project financed by the Rockefeller family. The house is a warm, cozy place filled with wonderful art work, china, furniture collected by Mrs. Rockefeller. The guides are well informed and have interesting... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting view of the Rockefeller family and how they got involved in the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. This is the house where they lived while in VA. Everyone who visits Colonial Williamsburg should visit here.

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bassett Hall is only a short walk off Duke of Gloucester Street. Colonial Williamsburg, as seen today, would not have been possible without the help of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller . A docent narrates your tour through the Rockefeller home as it was donated to the town. The story is amazing. The home is beautifully decorated with collections, art work,... More 

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