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Bacon’s Castle Descendants Day

When: June 23, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

We're hosting Bacon's Castle Descendants Day June 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Descendants, family, friends and the general public are welcome to attend. Genealogists from the Library of Virginia will be present throughout the day for one-on-one sessions with descendants. Please bring any photos or documents related to your ancestral ties to Bacon's Castle that can be scanned and added to Preservation Virginia's archives. There will also be a recording station available for guests to share oral histories about Bacon's Castle. Register here! 

Other activities will include:

Curator's Tour
Guests will have the opportunity to view artifacts and visit a portion of the house normally inaccessible during regular museum tours.

Architectural Conservator's Tour
Preservation Virginia's architectural conservator will give a special tour of the smokehouse and slave dwelling that includes an overview of the outbuildings' conservation history.

Family Photo 
At 2:00 p.m., guests will be asked to gather for a "family" photo.

During the online registration process, you will have the opportunity to purchase a ticket that includes lunch. Lunch includes a ham, turkey or pimento cheese sandwich from Edward's Ham Shop of Surry and chips and drinks provided by Preservation Virginia. If you do not purchase a lunch ticket, you will have to provide your own lunch.

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Programs like this are only possible with the help of Preservation Virginia's dedicated supporters, like you! Consider becoming a member of Preservation Virginia and supporting the Commonwealth's historic resources. Members also receive free or discounted admission to our historic sites. To receive updates on our various programs, sign up for our newsletter.

All proceeds from Descendants Day will benefit Bacon's Castle.

Event Information


Bacon's Castle 
465 Bacon's Castle Trail
Surry, VA 23883