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The story of the Rockefellers

Rockefeller family home and base for the transformation of Williamsburg into Colonial Williamsburg... read more

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Rochester, New York
One of the homes of Mr. & Mrs. Rockefeller

We watched a short film before taking a tour of the home. The first part of the home is the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rockefeller Jr. decorated in 18th-century furnishings.
522 E Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4207
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Reviewed yesterday

Rockefeller family home and base for the transformation of Williamsburg into Colonial Williamsburg. The grounds are beautiful and the story is well worth the time. Enjoy.

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Reviewed September 30, 2018

A woman I sat by on the bus recommended visiting Bassett Hall if I had time to learn about the Rockefellers and the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg and I am so glad I did! The short film before the tour is very informative and the...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2018

A colonial home where the Rockefellers lived various times each year. The senior Rockefeller was the founding promoter of the restoration of Williamsburg as it was in the colonial era. It was his idea of creating a living museum out of the restoration and he...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We watched a short film before taking a tour of the home. The first part of the home is the original house and the furnishings inside are originals. Mrs. Rockefeller loved visiting Williamsburg and staying in this home as you will learn. The home was...More

Thank lrow53
Reviewed August 18, 2018

This is a beautiful home that really reflects the John D Rockefeller family. He is really responsible for the Colonial Williamsburg we visit today because he used his wealth to preserve it without pressure on the people who lived in the area. He vacationed there...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We really didn't have any preconceived notions when we crossed the street to visit Bassett Hall but were all very glad that we did! Our tour guide was delightful and kept even our 9 year old twins interested in the history of the home, the...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

Granddaughter and I were warmly greeted by the tour guide, and joined a few other folks on a tour of the Rockefeller house. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about this very interesting site. We then went to a smaller building to participate in an art...More

Thank pjh0751
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I would highly recommend visiting here! It is the home of the Rockefellers. I didn't know that they were responsible for restoring Colonial Williamsburg. Make sure that you check the days that it is open. It is only open 3 days a week.

1  Thank SuperPlanner98
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Our guide Nancy Hale provided an excellent tour of this former "favourite" home of the Rockefeller's. The family responsible for the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. Bassett Hall is unpretentious, but sophisticated. Charming and delightful to explore. Set slightly apart from the main town, it's been...More

Thank RicRiordon
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a fine museum that shows how the Rockefellers lived when they were living in Williamsburg during the reconstruction of Colonial Williamsburg. It gives a real insight into the type of people that they were - not what you'd expect! Be sure to see...More

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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
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.