Built in 1665 by Arthur Allen, Bacon's Castle is the only surviving example of Jacobean architecture in the United States and the oldest brick dwelling in British North America. Once the 7th largest home of Virginia, the 9,300 square foot mansion is named after the 1676 Virginia Rebel Leader, Nathaniel Bacon of "Bacon's Rebellion". In 1676 Bacon's rebels captured the "Arthur Allen Brick House" and occupied its grounds and buildings during the last three months of 1676.
Today the 40-acre historic site interprets nearly 350 years of Virginia history. Guests learn of the people who lived and worked on the plantation through stories of rebellion, indentured servitude and slavery and the Site's incredible architectural and landscape architectural significance.
Guided Tours, Gift Shopping, & Tourist Information available March-November: Mondays (open Mondays memorial-labor day only), Fridays, & Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Sundays between 12 and 5 p.m. Bacon's Castle is open the weekend after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years every year.
The first House Tour starts 45-mins after opening and the last House Tour starts 45-mins prior to closing.