The interesting facts about the Bacon’s Castle
- Bacon’s Castle or “Allen’s Brick House” is Virginia’s oldest documented brick building. Built in 1665.
- The house became known as “Castle” because it was occupied as a “castle” by the supporters of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676.
- Bacon’s Castle is a an example of Jacobean architecture and the only surviving “high-style” house from the 17th century in US — the other two Jacobean buildings of the New World are located in Barbados.
- Bacon’s Castle has been remodeled at various times. You may see approximate look of the original Bacon’s Castle on the digital reconstruction image in the slideshow above.
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