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Bassett Hall

Bassett Hall
Earthenware Dog Figure
Needlework Picture of George Washington and His Family

The Story Behind the Restoration

Home to philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. and wife Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Bassett Hall became Abby’s “Dream of Dreams.” During the home’s guided tour, you’ll gain insight into the lives and times of two of Williamsburg’s most regarded residents.

  • Bassett Hall Living Room

    Tour the Rockefellers’ Retreat

    Preserved to the original tastes of Mrs. Rockefeller, Bassett Hall tells the intimate story of two people and their wish for a retreat and a place of relaxation.

  • Bassett Hall Dining Room

    A Personal Collection

    See how the Rockefellers lived and the rooms furnished with Mrs. Rockefeller’s collection of “lovely things,” and the wares that accommodated them. From the eclectic furniture, folk art, and figures that decorate the spaces to anecdotes about how the pieces came into the Rockefellers’ possession, you’ll receive a glimpse into the 1930s and 1940s and the lives of two of America’s most prominent figures.

  • Bassett Hall Tea House

    Carefully Planned Gardens

    Outside, you can stroll the Colonial Revival gardens and imagine what a day might have been like for the Rockefeller family as they watched the restoration of Williamsburg unfold.

Schedule of
Operation:

Hours effective through
November 27, 2014
Mon.: Closed
Tues.: Closed
Wed.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thurs.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri.: Closed
Sat.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun.: Closed
Ticket Required?
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Upcoming Events at Bassett Hall Events

Nov 22
2:00 PM
A Neighbor Stops By
Tour Bassett Hall and meet the neighbor visiting the family. Mrs. George P. Coleman, wife of Williamsburg mayor in 1934, became a close, personal friend of the Rockefellers during the Restoration.
Nov 22
2:15 PM
A Neighbor Stops By
Tour Bassett Hall and meet the neighbor visiting the family. Mrs. George P. Coleman, wife of Williamsburg mayor in 1934, became a close, personal friend of the Rockefellers during the Restoration.
Nov 22
2:30 PM
A Neighbor Stops By
Tour Bassett Hall and meet the neighbor visiting the family. Mrs. George P. Coleman, wife of Williamsburg mayor in 1934, became a close, personal friend of the Rockefellers during the Restoration.
Nov 22
2:45 PM
A Neighbor Stops By
Tour Bassett Hall and meet the neighbor visiting the family. Mrs. George P. Coleman, wife of Williamsburg mayor in 1934, became a close, personal friend of the Rockefellers during the Restoration.
Nov 22
3:00 PM
A Neighbor Stops By
Tour Bassett Hall and meet the neighbor visiting the family. Mrs. George P. Coleman, wife of Williamsburg mayor in 1934, became a close, personal friend of the Rockefellers during the Restoration.
Nov 22
3:15 PM
A Neighbor Stops By
Tour Bassett Hall and meet the neighbor visiting the family. Mrs. George P. Coleman, wife of Williamsburg mayor in 1934, became a close, personal friend of the Rockefellers during the Restoration.
Nov 22
3:30 PM
A Neighbor Stops By
Tour Bassett Hall and meet the neighbor visiting the family. Mrs. George P. Coleman, wife of Williamsburg mayor in 1934, became a close, personal friend of the Rockefellers during the Restoration.
Nov 22
3:45 PM
A Neighbor Stops By
Tour Bassett Hall and meet the neighbor visiting the family. Mrs. George P. Coleman, wife of Williamsburg mayor in 1934, became a close, personal friend of the Rockefellers during the Restoration.
Nov 22
4:00 PM
A Neighbor Stops By
Tour Bassett Hall and meet the neighbor visiting the family. Mrs. George P. Coleman, wife of Williamsburg mayor in 1934, became a close, personal friend of the Rockefellers during the Restoration.
Dec 10
5:45 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 10
6:00 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 10
6:15 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 10
6:30 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 10
6:45 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 10
7:00 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 10
7:15 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 10
7:30 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 10
7:45 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 10
8:00 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 17
5:45 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 17
6:00 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 17
6:15 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 17
6:30 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.
Dec 17
6:45 PM
A 1940s Bassett Hall Christmas
Imagine yourself celebrating Christmas with the Rockefellers as you enjoy an evening at Bassett Hall. Multiple lighted trees and candles in every window will welcome you to the festively decorated house. The dining room table will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner party. Listen to carolers and enjoy hot cider and a cookie served in the cottage. Be sure and take a winter stroll in the garden to see the lighted 10-foot-tall tree in the Tea House.

Handicap Accessibility Accessible parking available. Reception building with wheelchair-accessible restrooms; theater is open captioned; first floor of house is accessible via a ramp on the west elevation (no elevator); grounds easily accessible, but nature trails are not recommended for guests with wheelchairs