Historic Sites: Bacon's Castle

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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Nov
19

Restoration of slave quarter and smokehouse at Bacon’s Castle will help tell history of Southside Virginia’s plantation life

slave quarter restoration

  The original slave quarter and smokehouse at Bacon’s Castle stand as rare examples of Virginia’s vernacular architecture. Built in 1829 and 1844, respectively, their preservation tells the story of plantation life in Southside Virginia. This fall, we began restoring the outbuildings to ensure their stability for future generations. Restoration of the smokehouse will consist …

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Dec
8

Event

Merrie and Bright Wine and Cheese Party with Hampton Roads Winery

Bacon's Castle

Dec 8, 2018

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 17th-century style 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 of …

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Sep
22

Event

Smithsonian Museum Day

Sep 22, 2018

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. Click here to find participating museums and download a ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, …

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Dec
8

Event

Castle Christmas Tours

Castle Christmas

Dec 8, 2018

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Celebrate the holidays during our annual Castle Christmas tours December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit us in charming Surry County to enjoy 17th-century seasonal decorations and traditions in the oldest brick dwelling in North America, tour the Castle and share warm spiced cider and cookies. Advanced registration not required. …

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Oct
13

Event

Historic Haunt Night at Bacon’s Castle

Oct 13, 2018

7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Oct 27, 2018

7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Do you watch ghost investigation television shows or collect ghost story books? Have you ever been to a haunted house? 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 …

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