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.

6 responses to “The Darkening

  1. If the organization does what it says in the press release, it will be great for the Castle and the area. Just hope “the darkening” doesn’t last indefinitely!

  2. People around the world will be disappointed by this decision, but hopefully the much-needed work will be completed before too long, and the Castle will ‘light up’ once again.. Love the picture, by the way 🙂

  3. The Castle light going out (even temporarily) – FOR SHAME! May it soon come back shining even brighter than in days gone by.

  4. Great picture, Dianna! and thanks for bringing me up to date on what’s transpiring with the castle.

  5. Bad timing!!! I was thinking about taking Hilary and Trevor this summer 😦

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    It is truly a part of all of us born in Surry Country, I also pray she will shine again soon.

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