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Williamsburg home of the Rockefellers

We enjoyed revisiting Bassett Hall. In the reception building there is a movie and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
The story of the Rockefellers

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

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WJP2-1776
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Rochester, New York
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Home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rockefeller Jr. decorated in 18th-century furnishings.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I toured Bassett Hall on a recent visit to Colonial Williamsburg. The Rockefeller family only used this house for a few weeks each spring and fall so it is not a mansion. It was decorated with Christmas decorations from the 1940's. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed revisiting Bassett Hall. In the reception building there is a movie and displays/photos/histories about the Rockefellers and Williamsburg. The house itself is lovely and currently decorated for Christmas. It was very interesting to hear how much the Rockefellers loved the house, Williamsburg and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Karen M
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
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Nana62014
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.
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