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Bassett Hall

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522 E. Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 888-965-7254
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What a delight if you have the chance to meet Mrs. Coleman.......

Have visited Bassett Hall many times on trips to Colonial Williamsburg, and did not have it on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Monty B
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St. Marys, Georgia
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This is a little off the main drag from the rest of Colonial Williamsburg and not open everyday but... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
Cindi L
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Corydon, Indiana
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Home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rockefeller Jr. decorated in 18th-century furnishings.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“folk art” (26 reviews)
“spring and fall” (13 reviews)
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522 E. Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited Bassett Hall many times on trips to Colonial Williamsburg, and did not have it on the radar for this trip, but upon reading that a re-enactor was portraying the wife of Mayor Coleman......the mayor at the time of the Rockefeller's many visits to...More

Thank Monty B
Reviewed October 26, 2017

This is a little off the main drag from the rest of Colonial Williamsburg and not open everyday but worth the visit. It is included in your paid admission to Colonial Williamsburg. You learn a lot about the Rockefellers who where so instrumental in the...More

Thank Cindi L
Reviewed October 25, 2017

This home is off the beaten path at Colonial Williamsburg, although it is included in admission. They don't tout it sufficiently at the Visitor Center so I missed it completely despite visiting Williamsburg twice since 2014. Fortunately this year the terrific volunteer guides at the...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Knowledgeable docent who know so much about the Rockefeller Family. A quaint and cosy place. Full of furniture of the time the family used the house.

Thank phyllis667
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We were inspired by the insight we gained into the unselfish philanthropy of John D. Rockefeller as we toured his Williamsburg home with our very knowledgeable guide, Jackie. In 1926 he was encouraged by Dr. Godwin, minister of the Bruton Parish Church, to consider helping...More

Thank LongIslandMabel
Reviewed October 10, 2017

This is a wonderful place to see and take a trip back to the 1930s. Everything in the home is original and so interesting to see. They had a wonderful character interpreter giving insight into life back then.

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed October 8, 2017

This house is where the Rockefellers came to relax and rest without the pressures of a busy social calendar. The furniture and decoration is charming, completely designed by Mrs. Rockefeller.

Thank vwc20841
Reviewed October 3, 2017

The former house of the Rockefellers. This was the Rockefellers favorite home and it is quite a normal home. Mrs. Rockefeller has quite the interesting taste in folk art, I love it! The gardens are beautiful.

Thank Samantha1994
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We wanted to see what the 88 homes were like in Williamsburg! Wow! What a view! It was not like a "grand" tour...it was more like a good home! Beautiful!

Thank Karen R
Reviewed September 22, 2017

Learn about John D and Abby's work to establish historic Williamsburg. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Our paid admission at the Abby Rockefeller and DeWitt museums gained us entry to this house; open only on Wednesday and Fridays.

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Karen M
March 17, 2017|
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Response from ruralartist | Reviewed this property |
You have to have the basic pass. It also hosts special events which have their own ticket and usually an additional cost. All the ones we've done there were well worth the expense. It is not open all the time, so do check... More
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Nana62014
May 14, 2015|
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There is a parking lot right beside the Reception Building at Bassett Hall. You turn in the drive-way, marked "Vehicle Entrance", just off Francis Street. It is just for people touring Bassett Hall.
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