Ways to enjoy your visit
Self-Guided Cell Phone Tour- Receive an informative site map and explore the grounds following a numbered path. Use your personal cell phone to hear about the site’s history and architecture.
Guided Exterior Walking Tour- 45 minute guided tour of the history and architecture of the site. Call for availability 757.357.5976
Guided Interior Tours, available online or on-site. Click here to reserve your spot: Bacon’s Castle Tickets
Pack a lunch and eat at one of our six picnic tables.
Hours & Directions
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorial Day – Labor Day: Monday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Historic Haunt Night
Bacon’s Castle presents a fun filled fall evening with a campfire, cider, ghost stories, tours, costumed interpreters and Q&A with paranormal investigators.
Historical costumes welcome!
3 available options:
Grounds only: Wander the decorated grounds sipping warm cider, hear ghost stories around the fire, Q&A with paranormal investigators, explore the garden and encounter costumed interpreters. Ideal for families and small groups, $15 per ticket, purchase here.
Castle Tour: Paranormal Investigator-led tours through the darkened Castle in addition to outdoor activities, $30 per Tour ticket, purchase here.
Plus Tour: Are you looking for a more in depth experience in paranormal research? Sign up for our exclusive tour with Robert “Brad” Bradley, Research coordinator for the Center for Paranormal Research and Investigation (CPRI). Learn about the equipment and methods behind CPRI’s science-based research from Brad and the CPRI crew who have been leading paranormal research at Bacon’s Castle since 2012, $40 per Plus ticket, purchase here.
Preservation Virginia members use discount code MEMBER21 for a 10% ticket discount.
All COVID-19 protocols will be followed including wearing face masks and social distancing.
No refunds will be issued unless venue cancels or changes event due to weather or CDC guidelines.Hauntings in the Garden
|Preservation Members||Free (Become a member)|
|AAA, Senior (60+), Military Discount||$9|
|Children under 6||Free|
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Site Rental & Special Events
Meeting Space: Rent Bacon’s Castle for your small group meetings and events. Pricing starts at $100 per hour.
Special Events: Rent our grounds for your special occasion. Pricing starts at $50 per hour.
Paranormal Evening Special Event Rental: The staff of Preservation Virginia’s Bacon’s Castle provides a very rare opportunity to investigate an ancient, historic location that has been a part of the American landscape since our country’s infancy.
Bacon’s Castle (c. 1665) has over 355 years of history and funds raised from events like these help to further the necessary, integral preservation efforts required to maintain this historic gem for generations to come. For more information and to book your group, email email@example.com
Group Tour Bookings
Surry County is a small town packed with historical significance. Plan a day trip to explore Bacon’s Castle and Smith’s Fort.
Group tours are available by arrangements made no less than one week in advance of the visit.