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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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Bassett Hall is a welcoming home not a museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Kansas City, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 59 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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 61 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 10 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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Address: Francis Street East, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: (888) 965-7254
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg

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