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Bassett Hall

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Address: 522 E Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4207
Phone Number: (888) 965-7254

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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Interesting exhibit

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Norwalk, Connecticut

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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!

Thank Bonnie G
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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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

You can really tell that the Rockefellers enjoyed their spring and fall cottage in Williamsburg. The guide brought the home to life and shared wonderful stories of the Rockefellers time in the Williamsburg area. This provided insight into the development of Colonial Williamsburg and made our vacation to the Williamsburg area much richer.

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Perry, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We took the tour in this old house. The history of it is interesting, but it is basically the birthplace of the renovated Colonial Williamsburg. You will be amazed at how John D Rockefeller II ended up financing so much of the renovation in the 40's. Thanks to him, we can step back into the birth of this country in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I appreciate how well preserved the house is. I also appreciate the history and regional significance of the exhibit. That said, the house itself wasn't that impressive.

Thank Nic J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I've been going to CW for many years, and only this last visit did I take the time to see this house. We are glad we did! It was the home of the Rockefellers, whom made Colonial Williamsburg a foundation and restoration project to bring history alive. When visiting CW this was his personal residence. It is very near the... More 

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