Surry | Bacon’s Castle

bacons_castle 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.
Address: 465 Bacons Castle Trail,
Surry, VA 23883
Website: Preservationvirginia
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