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Bassett Hall

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Address: 522 E Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4207
Phone Number: (888) 965-7254
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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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This tour was recommended to us, and we found it to be quite a treasure! While the building itself is of the colonial period, it was renovated and redecorated by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kent Island, MD

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Kent Island, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour was recommended to us, and we found it to be quite a treasure! While the building itself is of the colonial period, it was renovated and redecorated by the Rockerfeller's in their mid-20th century style. The tour guide was amazing, and an hour went by very quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time we visited Bassett Hall we knew it would not be our last. Visited for the second time yesterday and enjoyed it just as much as the first time. The docent is always open to any questions that are asked by the group and is a wealth of information. We will return and are sure we will notice... More 

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Greensboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Bassett Hall for the third time today. We love Colonial Williamsburg, and visit it a lot, and Bassett Hall is a really good place that ties the colonial aspects in with the early 20th century. When you see the short 11 minute film before the guided tour, it explains the dreams and thought processes of the men behind the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the guided tour and learn about the Rockefeller house and how he funded much of the renovation of Historic Williamsburg.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

First time I went to Bassett Hall and it was well worth it. The tour guide was great and filled us with a new appreciation for what the Rockefeller's accomplished

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washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Make sure you see this if you can. Small tours with very informed docents. Ask questions! They have the answers. See how the richest man in the world lived when he had the chance to set his own terms late in his life.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

In this fascinating tour of a well preserved home from the early 20th century we learned that The colonial Williamsburg we see today was actually created mainly due to the financial backing of the Rockefeller family. The movie and tour are very interesting and highly recommended. You can actually see the house with a limited ticket which includes the art... More 

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Amherst, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Of course, rich in history. I love to hear and see how such a great family took time to give back and just wanted to be part of everyday life in this area. Love the knowledge of the staff!

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Baker, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This was one of my favorite house tours! Our guide was actually blind but I have to say AMAZING! He answered all my questions and was so knowledgeable about the house, contents, artwork, family, etc.... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE ANTIQUES AND ART!

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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Bassett Hall is not a ticket sales location so you will have to purchase your tickets elsewhere like the Williamsburg Visitors Center. Admission to Bassett Hall is included with your purchase of a Colonial Williamsburg Pass. It is located near the south end of Francis Street not far from the Capitol. It is not open everyday. Now through December 31,... More 

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