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This is the place to begin your visit of Colonial Williamsburg. You will learn the history of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
where the Rockefellers lived

what an experience to see where the Rockefellers lived while restoring the village. To walk the... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2019
Parkville, MD
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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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 1 February 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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Reviewed 9 January 2019

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
Thank EaglesFan27
Reviewed 9 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
Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 7 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
Thank WJP2-1776
Reviewed 30 September 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
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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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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.