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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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they have left the the house exactly as was it was, the tour guides are awesome and have great snippets of stories of what life was like for the Rockerfellers

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

they have left the the house exactly as was it was, the tour guides are awesome and have great snippets of stories of what life was like for the Rockerfellers

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It gave me a view of how people lived back when the restoration of Williamsburg started. This was not my first time to visit Bassett Hall but I just had to see it again.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It was very interesting. Tour was guided and they were excellent! Very good Historians. Our children enjoyed the visit.

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Clarksville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I enjoyed the Bassett Hall very much. The tour guide was very pleasant and very knowledgeable. She took her time with our group and let us take all the time we needed looking in the beautiful rooms and at the art on the walls. Amazing to learn how charitable Mr. Rockefeller was.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Check schedule and go to Bassett Hall and excellent presentation. This gives the story of Williamsburg and its coming back to life at a representation of Colonial life.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I learned so much on this tour. Go to the visitor center on the grounds of the house and see the introductory film first. There is parking here included with your admission. After the film, a docent will take you on an excellent tour of the restored house. This one is an original from the 1700's and was lived in... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Only open certain days. Restored to the way the Rockefellers left it in 1948. Watch the film, first and then take the tour. Learn about how and why John Rockefeller decided to donate the funds to restore Williamsburg - and be very glad that he did!

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waretown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Most of Williamsburg is about life there in the 1700's but when you go to the Bassett Hall you find out how the restoration of the area all began by the Rockafella's

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I have a season's pass to Colonial Williamsburg and I am on a mission to visit everything in the district. This house was recommended by a tour guide in another house I visited. It is only open three days a week, so make sure to check the schedule. If you are driving, this is a private parking lot just for... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit through this home. For a home of this stature it is very homey feeling in a good way. I felt very comfortable is what I mean. We got to the tour late so we were not able to see the video until afterward and honestly I'm glad we saw it last. But definitely watch the... More 

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Address: Address: Francis Street East, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: (888) 965-7254
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg

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