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Bacon's Castle

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History is still alive in Surry County!

Even though all of the exhibits are static, Bacon's Castle is smothered in history. From... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Great tour

If you are lucky enough to have Ryan as your tour guide, you will not be disappointed. He is very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lanesboro, Massachusetts
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The Castle provides Guided Tours, Gift Shopping, & Tourist Information on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 10 a.M. And 5 p.M. And Sundays between 12 and 5 p.M. Grounds are open 365 days a year between dawn and dusk. Built in 1665, Bacon's...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
465 Bacons Castle Trl, Surry, VA 23883-2213
+1 757-357-5976
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Reviewed yesterday

Even though all of the exhibits are static, Bacon's Castle is smothered in history. From era-appropriate dress of the tour guides, to putting on special events that bring the Castle alive, it will move your imagination to hundreds of years ago. It is for the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are lucky enough to have Ryan as your tour guide, you will not be disappointed. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable!! He made the tour very interesting!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This historic place isn't actually a castle and it didn't belong to anybody named Bacon, but the tour guide will explain it all to you. This was a fascinating experience, and anyone who wants to learn more about early colonial life will be in for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience was very good. They have a nice tour which the tour guide did excellent. This was very eye opening on the history of this place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank QuintinReitzel
Reviewed February 11, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the Romance at the Castle event yesterday. Nice tour and explanation of the families that lived here. The period food and wine tasking was a plus. Hopefully this is an annual event.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Charles B
Reviewed February 11, 2019

Husband and I came to the Romance at the Castle event held February 10! I hope they plan to do this every year, it was a great opportunity to learn about the history of the home, built in 1665. The tour guide was informative, the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BETTYE340
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

A hidden gem... beautiful architecture, well crafted, memorable narrative of Bacon’s Rebellion, and fun-loving, engaging tour guide — a relative of old evil uncle Bacon himself!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

The guide on this tour was passionate and knowledgeable about Virginia's history and the Castle. A must visit for history buffs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank toots1965
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Excellent guide for castle....plenty of outdoor space for running around if you are with children...we had a 5 year old with us..... good road signs for getting to location....picnic table for snacks...no restaurant...but some not more than 5 miles...stop at tourist bureau in Surry for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue N
Reviewed January 10, 2019

This is one of the best historic VA plantation houses to visit ....Great tour guide exceptional history well worth the time and money to tour ...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marina B
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January 7, 2017|
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Response from Bacon's C | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in Bacon's Castle. As you noted, sometimes an old building does have issues with dampness. Because our house is heated and air conditioned,it is not too much of a problem on the main floors, but some... More
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July 2, 2016|
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Response from Q6356SXannag | Reviewed this property |
No there was a fee. You could just walk around the outside but you do need to pay for the inside tour.
March 16, 2016|
Response from DWReynoldsJr |
Note that during the summer months both "Bacon's Castle" and Smith's Fort Plantation are open from 10 AM to 5 PM on Mondays and Fridays, as well as Saturdays. On Sundays both of these Preservation Virginia sites are open... More