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17th Century Architecture Symposium at Bacon’s Castle

April 29, 2013

17th Century Architecture Symposium at Bacon’s Castle


Historic Architecture Seminar at Bacon’s Castle

Bacon’s Castle in Surry, VA will be hosting a symposium on 17th century historic architecture, in celebration of Historic Preservation Month. Historic architect, Edward Chappell will be giving a lecture and tour focused on the significance of Bacon’s Castle as the oldest brick house in Virginia and the only example of Jacobean architecture in the United States. Nick Luccketti, will be presenting 17th century architecture through archaeology.  This event is open to the public.

May 4th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seating is limited to 25 participants
Lunch will be provided.
$50 ticket per person price.  Registration ends May 3, 2013

Please use this link below to register and purchase tickets for this event.

About Bacon’s Castle

Bacon’s Castle is the oldest datable brick dwelling in North America and America’s only surviving High Jacobean structure. Built by Arthur Allen in 1665, Bacon’s Castle was occupied by rebel troops in 1676 during Bacon’s Rebellion. The house is furnished with English and Southern antiques of the late 17th and 18th centuries as reflected in three 18th- century inventories of the Allen home. The tranquil, rural grounds include the best preserved, largest, and most sophisticated colonial-era garden in North America. Found through an archaeological investigation, the excavation and the restoration of the garden were funded through the work of The Garden Club of Virginia.

About Preservation Virginia

Since 1974, Preservation Virginia has preserved, protected and interpreted Bacon’s Castle in an effort to save and share an integral part of American history for the benefit of future generations.

Preservation Virginia, a private non-profit organization and statewide historic preservation leader founded in 1889, is dedicated to perpetuating and revitalizing Virginia’s cultural, architectural and historic heritage thereby ensuring that historic places are integral parts of the lives of present and future generations. Preservation Virginia provides leadership, experience, influence, and services to the public and special audiences by saving, managing, and protecting historic places, and developing preservation policy, programs, and strategies with individuals, organizations, and local, state, and national partners. For more information,, find us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter @preservationva.


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