Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bassett Hall Grounds, Colonial Williamsburg

Thalia (the dog) and I went for a walk this week near Bassett Hall in Colonial Williamsburg.  I've never been there before.

2013-01-29103452, Bassett Hall in Williamsburg Virginia
Bassett Hall, Williamsburg
from the garden
2013-01-29103542, Sun on Magnolia Leaves on Bassett Hall grounds
sun on magnolia
2013-01-29102727, Near Bassett Hall in Williamsburg, Virginia, Thalia, 5 month old German Shepherd Puppy watches horses
watching the horses

via the Colonial Williamsburg website:

A simple two-story 18th-century white frame farmhouse nestled on 585 acres of lawn, garden, and woodlands, Bassett Hall once was the Williamsburg home of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.
  • Built between 1753 and 1766 by Philip Johnson
  • Purchased by Burwell Bassett around 1800
  • Union cavalryman George Armstrong Custer guest in home during the Civil War
  • Property acquired for Colonial Williamsburg in 1927
  • Became Rockefeller home in 1936
  • Opened to the public in 1980
  • Two-year restoration began in 2000
  • Reopened to public in December 2002
to  read more about Bassett Hall click here

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