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Where Williamsburg was Revitalized

Basset Hall was home to the Rockefellers who helped to plan and fund the colonial rebirth of... read more

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Reading, Pennsylvania
Williamsburg home of the Rockefellers

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

Reviewed 8 December 2018
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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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
+1 888-965-7254
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Basset Hall was home to the Rockefellers who helped to plan and fund the colonial rebirth of Williamsburg in the 1930s. It is amazing to hear how Williamsburg changed over the years before the town was brought back to the pre-revolutionary era. The house is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

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 8 December 2018

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 16 November 2018

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 1 October 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 14 September 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 27 August 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
Thank lrow53
Reviewed 18 August 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 12 August 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 4 August 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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Karen M
17 March 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
14 May 2015|
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Response from Madamhooch |
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.