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!