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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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Description: 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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Amazingly well maintained attraction with very knowledgeable guides. So very interesting to learn of the history of this home. Don't miss this! Every visit to Williamsburg, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Boonsboro, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Amazingly well maintained attraction with very knowledgeable guides. So very interesting to learn of the history of this home. Don't miss this! Every visit to Williamsburg, we tour Bassett Hall.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to be in Williamsburg when Bassett Hall was open (it is open Wednesday through Saturday). John D. Rockefeller and his wife owned and stayed at this estate during the restoration of historic Williamsburg. Their descendants deeded it to the town with the stipulation that it be maintained with its original contents. It is like stepping back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is the residence of John and Abby Rockefeller. Its a very good intro to the lifestyles of extraordinary wealth

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West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very insightful tour that looks at the Rockefeller history and involvement in Williamsburg's restoration. Rooms contain originals. A very enjoyable tour from a different time period than that of the historic area.

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Winchester, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Watch for the special weekend when this Rockefeller personal residence is open. It is a great added attraction.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Without the Rockefeller's, there would be no restoration of Colonial Williamsburg! Bassett Hall delves into the private lives of these amazing people, John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. It is said that they both loved mingling with residents throughout CW's years of restoration. They built Bassett Hall as a refuge for themselves, during the early days... More 

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Columbia KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I always tour Basset Hall when we visit Williamsburg. I asked my wife if she could pick one house to live in if she lived in Williamsburg. She picked Basset Hall, The grounds are a wonderful place in which to wander and walk

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North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This set the tone for our entire visit. The guide was a well-spoken gentleman (who is blind) but knew the place inside and out, backward and forward in time. He was a fantastic guide and so knowledgeable and funny that my four daughters really enjoyed their time in this home and said it was their favorite of the Colonial Williamsburg... More 

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Mantua, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The information about the Rockefeller family was so interesting. We loved the guided tour and our tour guide. He knew so much about the house and what went on there.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Bassett Hall was the Williamsburg home of Abby & John J. Rockefeller, Jr. The tour stresses not only their possessions but also how the Rockefellers lived and entertained during their yearly sojourns in Williamsburg.

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