Interior Museum Tours Have Ceased Until 2021

In an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff, Preservation Virginia has made the difficult decision to cease guided tours of five of our historic sites for the season.

With COVID-19 numbers and positivity rates steadily rising in Virginia, the interiors of Bacon’s Castle, Smith’s Fort, Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, the John Marshall House and Cape Henry Lighthouse will close until next year beginning Friday, December 11.

However, the grounds of Bacon’s Castle, Smith’s Fort and Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown will remain open and guests can access new audio tours via cell phones. Social distancing and the wearing of masks are required for self-guided exterior tours, and a suggested donation of $5 is requested for accessing the grounds.

We look forward to welcoming guests back inside our historic sites in spring 2021. In the meantime, stay tuned to our website, YouTube channel and social media pages for updates, new educational videos and online programs.

We wish you and your family a healthy and safe New Year, and we look forward to seeing you in person again in 2021.

Bacon’s Castle
John Marshall House
Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown
Cape Henry Lighthouse