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Very informative

Lovely home with so much to learn about Colonial Williamsburg and the Rockefeller family. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, Virginia
Not to be missed

Had a guided tour through this interesting house that belonged to the Rockefeller family. Looks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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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 1 week ago

Lovely home with so much to learn about Colonial Williamsburg and the Rockefeller family. The visitor's center and main level of the house are wheelchair accessible. Our guide, Nancy, was very gracious and knowledgeable. While the remainder of our group went to the second floor,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a guided tour through this interesting house that belonged to the Rockefeller family. Looks like they just left it, the kitchen and quarters for the family that ran it are most interesting. The family no longer use it. You can purchase a one day...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

JD Rockefeller, Jr. provided much of the funds for preserving Colonial Williamsburg and we should all be grateful that this physical history was saved. In addition, they donated their art collection to create a museum here.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Karen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting home of Rockefeller's during acquisition and restoration of Colonial Williamsburg properties in the 1930's and 1940's. Interesting to see furniture and decorations from this period. Friendly staff and excellent tour of the house and gardens. Does require a ticket from Colonial Williamsburg to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never knew how important the Rockefeller family was to the establishment of Colonial Williamsburg before visiting Bassett Hall. The movie in the visitor's center was very informative and helped to put the whole project in perspective. The tour through the house was informative. It was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Colonial Williamsburg was restored and rebuilt that to the generosity of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. This started in the mid 1920's and continued to this day. There is always a Rockefeller on the board of Colonial Williamsburg. The Tour start with a reception center which...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gary G
Reviewed April 2, 2019

Watch the little movie - it's so informative! Walk through the house and gardens and get to "know" the Rockefellers more intimately. It's so worth the little walk from DOG street.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dblavers
Reviewed March 19, 2019

This is the place to begin your visit of Colonial Williamsburg. You will learn the history of creating CW and it is quite an interesting story! The home and grounds are fun to tour, as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BorneAppetit
Reviewed March 3, 2019

We toured the house and learned all about Rockefeller’s family and how they restored Colonial Williamsburg. We really owe these people a huge debt of gratitude for restoring and saving this important place in A,Eric an history.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fred B
Reviewed February 1, 2019

what an experience to see where the Rockefellers lived while restoring the village. To walk the rooms where they walked and lived was thrilling to us.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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Response from Maxwell M | Reviewed this property |
To the west of Bassett Hall there is a parking lot for patrons of the King's Arms and Shields' Taverns a block away on Duke of Gloucester Street, but I would imagine that one could park there for a visit to Bassett Hall... More