Historic Sites: Bacon's Castle

Nov
2

Event

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Day

Nov 2, 2019

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

465 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883

Help us commemorate Guy Fawkes Day at Bacon’s Castle! With special guests, costumed interpreters and children’s activities all day long, concluding with a bonfire and evening chant at 5:00 p.m. Special Rebellion Tours will take place inside the main house and delicious baked potatoes with all the fixings will be for sale. Included with General …

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Oct
12

Event

Archaeology Day

Oct 12, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

465 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883

Want to know more about the ongoing research at Bacon’s Castle? Want to get your hands dirty and learn more about archaeology? James River Institute for Archaeology‘s Nick Luccketti presents the most recent (2018-2019) archaeological finds associated with Bacon’s Castle at 1 p.m. He recently excavated neighboring sites that were once part of the estate. …

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Oct
26

Event

Behind-the-Scenes Historic Haunt Night Experience

Oct 26, 2019

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Are you looking for a more in-depth experience in paranormal research? Sign up for our exclusive, one night only 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 …

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Oct
12

Event

Historic Haunt Night

Oct 12, 2019

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Oct 26, 2019

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

465 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883

Do you watch ghost investigation television shows or collect ghost storybooks? Have you ever experienced something unexplained? If you’re a fan of paranormal activity, Historic Haunt Night is the event for you! This is an opportunity to explore your curiosity into the unknown with the Center for Paranormal Research and Investigation. Many stories and accounts have been …

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Sep
28

Event

African-American History at Bacon’s Castle

Sep 28, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

465 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883

Visit the newly preserved and interpreted slave dwelling at Bacon’s Castle. At 11 a.m., talk with Peighton Young, genealogist and African American historian, about her research into the enslaved and descendant community of Bacon’s Castle. Valarie Davis will be interpreting the enslaved experience at Bacon’s Castle at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Included …

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Sep
21

Event

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day 2019

Sep 21, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, John Marshall House, Cape Henry …

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Jun
22

Event

Bacon’s Castle Descendants Day

Jun 22, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Bacon’s Castle Descendants Day returns June 22, 2019! Gather with descendants of Bacon’s Castle for a day of genealogy, oral history and exclusive tours. Genealogists from the Library of Virginia will be present throughout the day for one-on-one sessions with descendants. Guest speakers include Peighton Young, an African American descendants researcher, and Rebekah Planto, PhD …

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May
4

Event

Bacon’s Castle Garden Party

May 4, 2019

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

To celebrate Historic Garden Week, Bacon’s Castle is having a Garden Party! Over 30 years ago, the Garden Club of Virginia sponsored the restoration of the oldest English Formal Garden in North America. Stroll the ancient pathways at Bacon’s Castle with your friends and family. Visit with our gardeners and ask questions. Purchase seeds and …

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Feb
10

Event

Romance at the Castle

Romance at the Castle

Feb 10, 2019

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

Experience four centuries of romance at Bacon’s Castle! Begin your evening with wine tastings from Hampton Roads Winery, paired with regional and historic food recipes inspired by 18th century cookbooks. Get an up-close look at Bacon’s Castle’s 1834 love poem etched for eternity in a window pane! Take a special, one night only “Romance” tour of …

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