Historic Sites: Bacon's Castle

Dec
3

Preservation Virginia Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Holiday Gift Guide

It’s officially the holiday season! This year, take a look at our holiday gift guide and stop by our historic sites for some truly unique gifts for the history lover in your life—and remember, Preservation Virginia members receive 10% off in our gift shops and free admission to our sites all year long! For the …

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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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