Bacon's Castle

Built in 1665 by Arthur Allen, Bacon's Castle is the only surivivng example of Jacobean architecture in the United States and the oldest brick dwelling in British North America.  Once the 7th largest home of Virginia, the 9,300 square foot mansion is named after the 1676 Virginia Rebel Leader, Nathaniel Bacon of "Bacon's Rebellion".  In 1676 Bacon's rebels captured the "Arthur Allen Brick House" and occupied its grounds and buildings during the last three months of 1676.

Today the 40-acre historic site interprets nearly 350 years of Virginia history.  Guests learn of the people who lived and worked on the plantation through stories of rebellion, indentured servitude and slavery and the Site's incredible architectural and landscape architectural significance.

Guided Tours, Gift Shopping, & Tourist Information:  Mondays, Fridays, & Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Sundays between 12 and 5 p.m.

First House Tour 45-mins after opening.  Last House Tour 45-mins prior to closing. 

Block Tickets with nearby Smith's Fort Plantation: $12 Adults, $10 Senior Citizens, Children, Military, Students

Preservation Virginia Members: Free
General Admission: $8
Senior Citizens: $6
AAA Members: $7
Students: $5
Children Under 6: Free
Group Tours: Groups of ten or more are charged at a rate of $5 per person.  Private Group Tours are available throughout the year with advance reservations.
Museum Gift Shop & Tourist Information Desk.


 Preservation Virginia Members: Complimentary General Admission: $8  Senior Citizens: $6  AAA Members: $7  Students: $5  Children Under 6: Free  Block Tickets (w/ Smith's Fort Plantation): $12, Senior Citizens Block Tickets: $10  Group Tours: Groups of ten or more are charged at a rate of $5 per person. Group tours are available at any time by arrangements made no less than one week in advance of the visit. The minimum charge for groups on on-scheduled open days is $100.