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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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Great home to see and learn about the restoration

This was our first visit to Bassett Hall. This beautiful home sits back away from the Main Streets of Colonial Williamburg. This is where the entire restoration idea was formed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Sewell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Bassett Hall. This beautiful home sits back away from the Main Streets of Colonial Williamburg. This is where the entire restoration idea was formed and the money needed was donated. So interesting!!

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Gambrills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great interpretation. You not only get to see a beautiful house but a glimpse into the Rockefellers. I enjoy the WW1 era touches. It is a fascinating time period. I love the way they use the garage as a visitors center. So unpretentious. I never miss Bassett hall when I am in Williamsburg. I notice something new on every visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

John D. Rockefeller donated millions of dollars of his Standard Oil fortune to restore and renovate Colonial Williamsburg. He and his wife, Abby Aldrich, were so dedicated to the project that they also renovated an old 18th century farmhouse so they could live on the property. Today, the house is open to the public and appears much as it did... More 

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North East, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I was blown away by the art hanging on the walls, not to mention that you're standing in the colonial vacation home of the Rockafellers! A must see for anyone visiting the colonial city.

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a great home in Colonial Williamsburg. It was the country home of the Rockefeller's during the restoration of Williamsburg. The hoe was donated to the foundation and has been left exactly as it was when the Rockefeller's lived there. The guided tour is very informative and provides information about the home from the 1700's up to the present... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It was interesting seeing the Rockefeller's "country home" and hearing the story behind it. There wasn't anything particularly special about this property, but it was a nice tour and the air conditioning was nice, since it was in the 90's! I wouldn't go out of my way to take the tour, since it's only open on certain days. We happened... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I have been to Colonial Williamsburg several times. For some unknown reason we had never visited "Bassett Hall." This time we made the effort. The home represents the life style of the Rockefellers. Even though they were people of wealth, their home is inviting and very livable. The furnishings reflect her interest in the arts and his... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lots of information about the contributions of the Rockefeller family that is unknown. The house is unique and interesting. Video was 15 minutes, guided tour is 30 minutes, and walking the grounds after. Beautiful!

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

J.D. Rockefeller fell in love with this house when he visited Williamsburg and I can see why. The two story white colonial is a true beauty and so are the grounds. We took the tour of this lovely home and enjoyed it very much. Step back into time and see how the Rockefeller family lived for basically four months out... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The home where John D. and Abby Rockefeller spent weeks during the spring and fall has been restored to its original 1940s state and offers a fascinating insight into both the couple and their lifestyle. A must see when you are in Williamsburg.

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