Bacons Castle

Submitted by FHMaster on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 11:27

Bacon's Castle, also variously known as "Allen's Brick House" or the "Arthur Allen House" is located in Surry County, Virginia, United States, and is Virginia's oldest documented brick dwelling.[4] Built in 1665, it is noted as an extremely rare example of Jacobean architecture in the New World.

The house became known as "Bacon's Castle" because it was occupied as a fort or "castle" by the followers of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion in 1676. However, contrary to popular folklore, Bacon never lived at Bacon's Castle, nor is he even known to have visited it.

Today Bacon's Castle is an historic house museum and historic site open for guest visitation. Bacon's Castle is an official Preservation Virginia historic site and operates under its 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit status.

Bacons Castle 2006.jpg

 

Location
Surry
State
County
GeoCoord
37°06′32.4972″N 76°43′20.5824″W
Owners
Arthur Allen
Founded
1665
Status
Active
Address
465 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883
NRHP Ref Number
66000849