Todays Haunt goes to …:drum roll:…Bacon’s Castle in Surry Virginia
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.