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Bassett Hall

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Address: 522 E Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4207
Phone Number: +1 888-965-7254
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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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Who knew that the Williamsburg Inn was the Rockefeller's guest house? One of many interesting things we learned on our tour. The kitchen was like walking into my grandmother's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bryantown, Maryland

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Bryantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew that the Williamsburg Inn was the Rockefeller's guest house? One of many interesting things we learned on our tour. The kitchen was like walking into my grandmother's kitchen and brought back fabulous memories. Go at Christmas if possible

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Williamsburg many times icee the years and somehow we have missed this treasure. This is a guided tour of the main home. You begin in the reception room where you watch a short video and orient yourself to the site using a few museum descriptions. Then you go in for a great hour if the home,... More 

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St. Paul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

When we toured this magnificent home we learned that it was purchased by John D Rockerfeller who spent summers there with his family. A small home by comparison to his other mansions, this beautiful colonial was so interesting. In part because it was furnished and decorated by his wife who loved American folk art, and also learning that John D.... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The main house gives you a very personal look into the personal lives of John D. and Abby Rockefeller, Jr. At the various season and holiday times of the year the house is shown with items that fit the particular calendar time. The Bassett Hall Gardens Walking Tour (reservation required) is a great way to understand the trees, shrubs and... More 

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Northport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This home of John Rockefeller Jr. is a part of the Colonial Williamsburg restoration but is a bit out of the way. It's well worth the short but pleasant walk to visit. This is where the Rockefeller family stayed while visiting the restoration during the 1930's and 1940's. It is newly restored to that period. There's a small visitor center... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Bassett Hall is a wonderful home to tour! Be aware, that it is NOT a colonial era building. Afterwards try to walk the Bassett trail. It is a beautiful walk about 2.5 miles through the woods. It starts right behind Bassett Hall and goes to the Green Golf Course Club house. Once you get to the Green Course, you NEED... More 

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Brazil, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

This attraction is only open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (or check the schedule) We were lucky enough to go on Thursday. The short video is a great intro to the house. This was the Rockefellers' favorite retreat. It has been preserved for everyone to see how they lived. The tour guide was great.

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Marion, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The young lady giving our tour was very knowledgeable and very nice. It is always a pleasure to visit there.

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Kent Island, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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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