Historic Sites: Bacon's Castle

May
15

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Bacon’s Castle Descendants Day

May 15, 2022

12:00 pm — 4:00 pm

It’s a family reunion! Do you have a connection to Bacon’s Castle? Did your ancestor live or work here? We have a special day planned just for you with special tours, a presentation from our curator of collections, an update on preservation projects and a chance to meet distant relatives. Please join us! …

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Apr
7

Bacon’s Castle Smokehouse Siding

Our PV Restoration Crew is in the beginning stages of prepping the 1820’s smokehouse siding at Bacon’s Castle for painting this spring. A large percentage of the early siding has splits, cracks and voids that need to be consolidated with various epoxy treatments to make it weathertight. This requires physical paint removal to visually assess …

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Apr
1

Event

April Fools Tours at Bacon’s Castle

Apr 1, 2022

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Visit Bacon’s Castle on Friday, April 1st for our once-a-year special April Fools tour! This annual tradition puts a twist on our normal tours, peppering in tall tales and fables associated with four centuries of Bacon’s Castle history! April Fools Day Tours are part of your general admission. Go online to purchase your tickets and …

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Apr
30

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Bacon’s Castle Spring Village Faire

Apr 30, 2022

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

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

Bring your family and join us as we celebrate spring at the Castle! Enjoy a wide array of local craftspeople, vendors, food, and drink!  Out historic garden will be bustling with the Regency Society manning a Maypole and the Dogs of War are back with real armored battles! On the grounds, visit our vendor faire …

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Mar
4

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Bacon’s Castle Women’s History Month Focus Tours

Mar 4, 2022

10:00 am — 11:00 am

Mar 11, 2022

10:00 am — 11:00 am

Mar 18, 2022

10:00 am — 11:00 am

Mar 25, 2022

10:00 am — 11:00 am

Join our interpreters all month, for focus tours that celebrate the many remarkable women who have lived at Bacon’s Castle, including mothers, sisters, daughters, both free and enslaved. Regular ticketing and pricing applies. …

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Dec
1

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Behind the Walls at Bacon’s Castle: Found Objects and Ritual Concealments

Dec 1, 2021

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

Explore the unique and personal finds revealed during restoration work within the architecture of Bacon’s Castle and the 19th century slave quarter. With an expert panel of researchers we are able to go deeper into the historical, cultural and geographic context to discuss why specific artifacts are so commonly found and what they mean. Rebekah …

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Dec
11

Event

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: (Cancelled for the 16th due to weather) Wander the decorated grounds sipping warm cider, hear ghost stories around the fire, Q&A with paranormal investigators, explore …

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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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