Built in 1665 by Arthur Allen, Bacon's Castle is the oldest documented brick dwelling in Virginia and the only surviving example of Jacobean architecture in North America. The 9,000 square foot mansion is named after the 1676 Virginia Rebel Leader, Nathaniel Bacon of "Bacon's Rebellion". In 1676 Bacon's Rebels captured the Castle and occupied its grounds and buildings for a few months in late-1676.
Today the house museum interprets nearly 350 years of Virginia history of the people who lived and worked on and those touched by historical events associated with the historic site, slave and tenants quarter, barns, smokehouse, its architectural significance, and rare 17th-century english formal garden.
Hours March-November: Friday and Saturdays 10am to 4pm, Sundays 12pm-4pm.
House Tours available at the bottom of each hour.
Preservation Virginia Members: Free,
General Admission: $8
Senior Citizens: $6
AAA Members: $7
Children Under 6: Free
Adult Block Tickets (w/ Smith's Fort Plantation): $12, Senior Citizen Block Tickets: $10
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.
Please inquire for more details. Museum Gift Shop