Historic Sites: Bacon's Castle

Nov
5

Event

The Life and Times of Bacon’s Rebellion

Nov 5, 2022

10:00 am — 4:00 pm

The events of 1676 take center stage as we remember Bacon’s Rebellion with a focus on the historic food and drink of the era. Meet the Rebels: Join living history interpreters over an open fire and chat with them about life in 17th century Virginia. Hidden History: Talk with an archaeologist and discover what has …

more info
Oct
15

Event

Bacon’s Castle Haunt Nights

Oct 15, 2022

7:00 pm — 11:00 pm

Oct 29, 2022

7:00 pm — 11:00 pm

Bacon’s Castle presents a fun filled fall evening! The GROUNDS tour: For this grounds only tour option, wander the decorated grounds sipping warm cider, hear ghost stories around the fire, Q&A with paranormal investigators, explore the garden and encounter costumed interpreters. Ideal for families and small groups. Come any time between 7 p.m. and 11 …

more info
Sep
10

Event

The Warren Years – Bacon’s Castle in the 20th Century

Sep 10, 2022

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

This one day only special tour will focus on Bacon’s Castle in the 20th century when the home was owned by the Warren family. What changes occurred between 1900 and 2000? Guests will have the opportunity to view photo displays, newspaper articles, and rarely seen collections objects. Listening Sessions: If you visited Bacon’s Castle when it …

more info
Jun
18

Event

Evening Haunted History Tours at Bacon’s Castle

Jun 18, 2022

// no rows found

Jul 16, 2022

// no rows found

Aug 20, 2022

// no rows found

Jul 9, 2022

// no rows found

Aug 6, 2022

// no rows found

Explore Bacon’s Castle at night with a guided tour and hear tales of eerie happenings. Join our Haunted History Tour for a rare opportunity to walk through the 357-year-old halls at night! An interpreter will lead you through the house, sharing four centuries of stories. Maybe you will have your own ghostly encounter! Only 12 …

more info
Jun
13

Event

History Homeschool Days

Jun 13, 2022 - Aug 19, 2022

// no rows found

Take your homeschool group on the road this summer with Preservation Virginia’s 100 miles of history! Visit all 5 of our historic sites on given weekdays for a discounted admission of $5/person ages 6 and up. Join us for a guided tour, chances to ask lots of questions about Virginia history, complete tour scavenger hunts …

more info
May
15

Event

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! …

more info
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 …

category: Bacon's Castle
READ MORE
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 …

more info
Apr
30

Event

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 …

more info
Mar
4

Event

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. …

more info