Historic Sites: Bacon's Castle

Dec
11

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Knights Before Christmas at Bacon’s Castle

Dec 11, 2021

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

465 Bacons Castle Trail
Surry, VA 23883

A fun filled family holiday festival featuring demonstrations by the Tidewater Dogs of War, a medieval armored combat team. Christmas Tours of the Castle Visit from Santa Re-enactors Vendors Food and Drink Bonfire Games All COVID-19 protocols will be followed including wearing face masks and social distancing. All activities included in General Admission ticketing. …

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Nov
6

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Home Brewing Day at Bacon’s Castle

Nov 6, 2021

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465 Bacons Castle Trail
Surry, VA 23883

Home brewing has been part of life for centuries. Join us as we consider the role of brewing in the past and how the process is being continued today.         Representatives from Smithfield HAMS Brew Club on site with demos and information         Today’s Brewer Beer Making Demo   …

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Oct
16

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Bacon’s Castle Haunt Nights

Oct 16, 2021

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Oct 30, 2021

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465 Bacons Castle Trail
Surry, VA 23883

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 …

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Sep
25

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Archaeology Day at Bacon’s Castle

Sep 25, 2021

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465 Bacons Castle Trail
Surry, VA 23883

Join us as we focus on the process of archaeology and what artifacts can tell us about our history. We will have: Artifact Displays Sorting and Washing Demonstration Paleontology Exhibit Archaeologists and students available for questions General Admission includes all activities This event is available with general admission tickets, or free for members. An optional …

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Jun
20

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Father’s Day Tour and Treats at Bacon’s Castle

Jun 20, 2021

12:00 pm — 5:00 pm

465 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883

Bring your dad for a tour highlighting the construction of the Castle. Northwest Crumbs will be onsite selling fresh brewed iced teas and sweet treats to enjoy!  …

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Apr
17

Event

Bacon’s Castle Garden Party

Apr 17, 2021

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

465 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883

Join us as we celebrate Historic Garden Week and showcase our 17th century garden which was restored in the 1980’s with support from the Garden Club of Virginia. The Regency Society will be picnicking on the grounds, gardeners will be available for plant identification and information, and more, including: Seed Sale Spinning Demo Plein air …

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Mar
10

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Bricks and Bones: Archaeological Discoveries in the Bacon’s Castle Hinterlands

Mar 10, 2021

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

Join Matthew R. Laird, Ph.D., Partner and Senior Researcher with the James River Institute for Archaeology, Inc., for the first public discussion of the 2018 excavations at the “Stith’s” property near Bacon’s Castle in Surry County. The property belonged to the Allen family of Bacon’s Castle in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the findings—including …

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Mar
26

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“African American History at Bacon’s Castle” Special Exterior Walking Tour

Mar 26, 2021

11:00 am — 11:45 am

12:00 pm — 12:45 pm

2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

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Mar 27, 2021

11:00 am — 11:45 am

12:00 pm — 12:45 pm

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3:00 pm — 4:45 pm

Mar 28, 2021

12:00 pm — 12:45 pm

1:00 pm — 1:45 pm

2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

3:00 pm — 3:45 pm

“African American History at Bacon’s Castle” Special Exterior Walking Tour offered at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and every hour from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday We are thrilled to offer guided exterior walking tours of Bacon’s Castle in March of 2021! Join our Bacon’s …

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Mar
19

Event

“African American History at Bacon’s Castle” Special Exterior Walking Tour

Mar 19, 2021

11:00 am — 11:45 am

12:00 pm — 12:45 pm

2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

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Mar 20, 2021

11:00 am — 11:45 am

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Mar 21, 2021

12:00 pm — 12:45 pm

1:00 pm — 1:45 pm

2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

3:00 pm — 3:45 pm

“African American History at Bacon’s Castle” Special Exterior Walking Tour offered at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and every hour from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday We are thrilled to offer guided exterior walking tours of Bacon’s Castle in March of 2021! General Admission/ Free …

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Mar
12

Event

“African American History at Bacon’s Castle” Special Exterior Walking Tour

Mar 12, 2021

11:00 am — 11:45 am

12:00 pm — 12:45 pm

2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

3:00 pm — 3:45 pm

Mar 13, 2021

11:00 am — 11:45 am

12:00 pm — 12:45 pm

2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

3:00 pm — 3:45 pm

Mar 14, 2021

12:00 pm — 12:45 pm

1:00 pm — 1:45 pm

2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

3:00 pm — 4:00 pm

“African American History at Bacon’s Castle” Special Exterior Walking Tour offered at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and every hour from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday We are thrilled to offer guided exterior walking tours of Bacon’s Castle in March of 2021! Join our Bacon’s …

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