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Bacon's Castle, Surry

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Built in 1665, Bacon’s Castle is the oldest standing brick dwelling in the United States and was originally home to prosperous merchant and planter, Arthur Allen. In 1676, Allen was driven from his home by followers of Nathaniel Bacon, whose uprising later came to be known as Bacon’s Rebellion, for which Bacon’s Castle is now known.

Preservation Virginia acquired Bacon’s Castle in 1974 and after extensive research and restoration, opened the house to the public in 1983.

The site is open from March to December.
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  • Great place to visit. So much history. Our guide was a descendant. Very interesting and insightful Must see.  more »
  • Knowledgeable docent gave meaning to an essentially empty house - the oldest extant brick house in North America. Interesting pre-revolution history and architectural details. Minimal furnishings. Wel...  more »
  • What wonderful experience at this old historic home. Kept up by the Virginia Preservation Society, this home dating back to 1665 is kept up very well. Jordan our tour guide was a lovely young lady who knowledge of this home is incredible. You can tell she really enjoys walking around this home like she was one of the nine children that grew up there.
  • Interesting place to visit. Was closed when we went but we explored the grounds.
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