Bacon’s Castle kicks off the season with a bang

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here
Posted: May 16, 2018 | 12:00 p.m.

SURRY – Bacon’s Castle hosted some exiting and unusual activity recently as they kicked off the season with Historic Garden Week.  The juxtaposition of sleek, ultra-modern cars parked in front of the over 350 year old structure made an interesting sight during a visit from the Ferrari Club of America.

The Ferrari Club of America visited Bacon’s Castle and took a tour.

Meanwhile, plein air painting by a local artist while Members of The Regency Society of Virginia picnicked in the garden and served iced tea and cookies to guests provided a more traditional tableau.

Local artist Cliff Wiedel painting plein air.

Sometimes known as “Allen’s Brick House” or the “Arthur Allen House,” Bacon’s Castle is the oldest documented brick dwelling in America, and a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Built in 1665, it is America’s only surviving example of Jacobean Architecture, and has North America’s oldest, preserved 17th-century English Formal Garden.

The 300 acre historic property is located at Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA. For further information, call 757-357-5976.

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