Historic Sites: Bacon's Castle

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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Apr
24

Bacon’s Castle Garden and Historic Garden Week

This week should be the Garden Club of Virginia’s annual Historic Garden Week. This one promised to be spectacular, as the Garden Club of Virginia commemorates its centennial in 2020. Since 1927, proceeds from Historic Garden Week have gone to fund garden restoration projects throughout the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, this year, like everything else, the event …

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Apr
25

Event

CANCELED: Bacon’s Castle Garden Party

Apr 25, 2020

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

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

Visit Bacon’s Castle during the 100th Anniversary of Historic Garden Week with our Garden Party on April 25! Stroll through the Oldest English Formal Garden in North America with the Regency Society of Virginia. Bring the whole family for garden crafts, play traditional colonial lawn games and enjoy iced tea and cookies. Our expert gardeners …

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Apr
25

Event

CANCELED: The Butterfly Garden: Strategic Plants that Attract and Raise Butterflies

Apr 25, 2020

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

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

As part of Bacon’s Castle’s Garden Party on April 25, Master Naturalist and experienced butterfly raiser, Joni Carlson, will cover butterfly life cycles and teach how to grow plants that sustain a variety of butterfly species. She will emphasize the importance of native plants, especially milkweeds for a “natural” rather than a manicured garden to support butterfly and pollinator …

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Feb
15

Event

Romance at the Castle

Feb 15, 2020

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

3:30 pm — 4:30 pm

5:00 pm — 6:00 pm

465 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883

Bring your loved one to Bacon’s Castle just off route 10 in Surry County, Virginia. Take a relaxing country drive with your Valentine or friends to Preservation Virginia’s restored and historic Bacon’s Castle.  Come inside and dine on local wine and food as historic interpreters walk you through one of Virginia’s oldest houses. Hampton Roads …

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Dec
14

Event

The Big Time of the Year

Dec 14, 2019

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

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

Be one of the first people to see the newly restored 1820’s slave’s quarter decorated for “The Big Time of the Year.” Join acclaimed actress and historian, Valerie Davis as she tells the story of how the enslaved population celebrated Christmas. Presentations at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Valerie will tell stories of joy and …

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Dec
7

Event

Merrie and Bright Wine and Cheese Party with Hampton Roads Winery

Bacon's Castle

Dec 7, 2019

6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

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

Celebrate the season with Surry’s Hampton Roads Winery surrounded by five centuries of festive decorations at Bacon’s Castle. Your ticket will include your choice of a glass of wine from Hampton Roads Winery and an extensive cheese and charcuterie board (additional glasses of wine will be available for purchase) followed by an exclusive holiday tour …

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