Daily Archives: January 14, 2011

The Darkening


If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know about my fondness for – and my family connections to – Bacon’s Castle.  She has been the subject of several of my posts.

First, there was the introduction.  Then the Twilight Tour, held at the Castle on Halloween weekend. And perhaps my favorite, Bacon’s Castle in December during a snowstorm.

A meeting was held this week, and staff members were advised by the owners of the Castle that it would be “darkened” for 12-24 months.

Preservation Virginia issued a press release stating it “has elected to close Bacon’s Castle for twelve to twenty four months to begin work on several major strategic planning and maintenance initiatives.”

Godspeed, Preservation Virginia, with this project.

For those of us who love her, the darkening of Bacon’s Castle is cause for sadness. We all hope her lights are on again very soon, and that she will shine brighter than ever before.