Daily Archives: September 20, 2010

This House Has My Heart

This is Bacon’s Castle, located in Surry County, Virginia. It is the oldest documented brick house in Virginia (built in 1665), and possibly the oldest English-built brick house in the country. You can read all about it here:



Aside from the historical facts about this house, aside from knowing that it has survived for nearly 350 years, aside from its beauty, here’s why it’s special to me:

  • My mother was raised in this house, along with her 11 siblings.
  • My son has been an interpreter here for over 10 years.
  • My husband and I were married in this house (ground floor room on the left).

Something special will be happening at Bacon’s Castle in late October. Stay tuned!