My wife and I thought this was the surprise of the trip. Didn't realize the extent the Rockefellers played in the reconstruction of the city. This was their home when in Williamsburg.
The lady who gave the tour was wonderful. She made me see the Rockefellers as real people plus the house was very neat. It is a little hard to find off the main streets but well worth the effort. Liked seeing how they lived while they were in Va
While Bassett Hall is from the Colonial period the house is most noted as being the home of John D. and Abby Rockefeller during their frequent visits to Williamsburg. It is a mix the "old and the new" featuring Colonial era art works selected by Mrs. Rockefeller and "modern" furnishings used by the family. Be sure an see the short... More
This nicely restored property is amazing. Words just don't describe the experience of visiting Bassett Hall. The guides here are well informed and interesting. Our guide was able to answer every question asked of him. His knowledge of the property and the Rockefeller Family was astonishing. The displays are outstanding. This is one of the best places you can visit... More
We have been to Williamsburg many times but this was our first time to visit Basset Hall. It is a little out of the mainstream but worth the side trip. We toured the house and the gardens. (Extra free ticket required for the gardens but not collected.) The house is rather plain. The interest derives from the information provided by... More
Bassett Hall is an amazingly ordinary, but comfortable house that was a beloved home for the Rockefellers as they pumped the modern equivalent of $1 billion (my estimate) into the recreation of Colonial Williamsburg. The attention to family history and detail is very unusual. Our guide was excellent.
Not really what I expected. I thought it would be much more extravagant and opulent. It showed how these people really lived. The grounds are really pretty. Worth the walk over and included in the price of colonial ticket. Some history included about his start of the colonial restoration.
Bassett Hall is the "country home" to the Rockefeller family while they were restoring Colonial Williamsburg in the 1930's. The guided tour is fascinating as you see how they lived, and the history behind the restoration of Williamsburg. Beautifully restored and maintained. Don't miss the Folk Art Museum to see an extension of Abby Rockefellers passion for art.
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