Historic Sites: Bacon's Castle

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

Event

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

Event

“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

3:00 pm — 3:45 pm

Mar 27, 2021

11:00 am — 11:45 am

12:00 pm — 12:45 pm

2:00 pm — 3:45 pm

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

3:00 pm — 3:45 pm

Mar 20, 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 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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Mar
5

Event

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

Mar 5, 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 6, 2021

10:00 am — 11:00 am

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

3:00 pm — 3:45 pm

Mar 7, 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 walking tours of Bacon’s Castle in March of 2021! Join our Bacon’s Castle …

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Oct
17

Event

Hauntings in the Garden

Oct 17, 2020

6:00 pm — 11:00 pm

Oct 24, 2020

6:00 pm — 11:00 pm

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

We invite you to join us for Hauntings in the Garden, our new outdoor Fall Event! Stroll the decorated grounds and partake of warm cider at the campfire. Wander the garden to find what lurks in the darkness. Follow an interpreter around outside as they entertain you with ghost stories from the past. Visit the …

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Jun
2

A Statement on the Death of George Floyd and the Impact of History

The national and global responses and outrage to the terrible and tragic events of George Floyd’s killing illuminate the long and violent American history of racism and injustice that began in 1619 with the beginnings of American slavery in Virginia. The study of history and the interpretation of historic places must include new and revised …

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May
14

Event

A Virtual Tour of Bacon’s Castle

May 14, 2020

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Direct to your laptop, tablet or smart phone!

Enjoy an in-depth virtual exploration with Preservation Virginia’s statewide museum team on the historical, architectural and material world of Bacon’s Castle. Eric Litchford, preservation project manager, Lea Lane, curator of collections, and Jennifer Hurst-Wender, director of museum operations, will lead you on a digital tour and discussion of the 1665 wing of Bacon’s Castle. Help …

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May
7

Event

Treasures of Preservation Virginia

"Treasures of Preservation Virginia"

May 7, 2020

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Direct to your computer, tablet or smart phone!

Our next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 2 p.m.! Treasures of Preservation Virginia Join curator of collections Lea Lane as she discusses some of the most intriguing objects in Preservation Virginia’s collections. These objects range from a poetic love letter etched into a window pane at Bacon’s Castle to a silk judicial …

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