Historic Sites: Smith's Fort Plantation

Mar
10

Event

Bricks and Bones: Archaeological Discoveries in the Bacon’s Castle Hinterlands

Mar 10, 2021

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

Join Matthew R. Laird, Ph.D., Partner and Senior Researcher with the James River Institute for Archaeology, Inc., for the first public discussion of the 2018 excavations at the “Stith’s” property near Bacon’s Castle in Surry County. The property belonged to the Allen family of Bacon’s Castle in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the findings—including …

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Mar
26

Event

“18th Century Tidewater Architecture at Smith’s Fort” Special Walking Tours- March Only!

Mar 26, 2021

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Mar 27, 2021

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Mar 28, 2021

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

3:00 pm — 4:00 pm

“18th Century Tidewater Architecture at Smith’s Fort” Special Walking Tours- March Only!  Friday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. We are thrilled to offer guided walking tours of Smith’s Fort in March of 2021! Join our Smith’s Fort guides for a walking tour on Friday, Saturday and …

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Mar
19

Event

“18th Century Tidewater Architecture at Smith’s Fort” Special Walking Tours- March Only!

Mar 19, 2021

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Mar 20, 2021

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Mar 21, 2021

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

3:00 pm — 4:00 pm

“18th Century Tidewater Architecture at Smith’s Fort” Special Walking Tours- March Only!  Friday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. We are thrilled to offer guided walking tours of Smith’s Fort in March of 2021! Join our Smith’s Fort guides for a walking tour on Friday, Saturday and …

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Mar
12

Event

“18th Century Tidewater Architecture at Smith’s Fort” Special Walking Tours- March Only!

Mar 12, 2021

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Mar 13, 2021

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Mar 14, 2021

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

“18th Century Tidewater Architecture at Smith’s Fort” Special Walking Tours- March Only!  11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. We are thrilled to offer guided walking tours of Smith’s Fort in March of 2021! Join our Smith’s Fort guides for a walking tour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in March to hear more about the history and …

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Mar
5

Event

“18th Century Tidewater Architecture at Smith’s Fort” Special Walking Tours- March Only!

Mar 5, 2021

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Mar 6, 2021

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Mar 7, 2021

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

“18th Century Tidewater Architecture at Smith’s Fort” Special Walking Tours- March Only!  11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. We are thrilled to offer guided walking tours of Smith’s Fort in March of 2021! Join our Smith’s Fort guides for a walking tour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in March to hear more about the history and …

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Sep
3

Archaeology at Smith’s Fort

By Sonja Ingram, Preservation Field Services Manager We recovered some interesting finds while recently monitoring for archaeological sites during the installation of a new phone line at Smith’s Fort, including what looks like two post hole features and a possible trash pit. Artifacts found included wine bottle glass, nails, oyster shell, fauna remains, brick and …

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Jun
17

Smith’s Fort: An American Story

By Jennifer Hurst-Wender Just over two miles from the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry sits Smith’s Fort, a story-and-a-half, brick merchant’s home, built for Jacob Faulcon and his family in the mid-18th century. In 1609, Captain John Smith began construction of a fort site on the property. The fort was abandoned a few months later due to what …

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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
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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