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Mission Statement

The mission of Preservation Virginia at Bacon's Castle is to preserve, promote and serve as an advocate for the state's irreplaceable historic places for cultural, economic and educational benefits of everyone.


Bacon's Castle, A Preservation Virginia property, is located in Surry County, Virginia south of the James River from Jamestown and Williamsburg and west of Smithfield, Virginia. The main house and english formal gardens of Bacon's Castle were built in 1665 by Arthur Allen. This 9,000 square foot estate accompanied by smokehouse, slave quarters, barns, and other structures represent the variety of histories of the Commonwealth including European, African, and Native American stories. We look forward to your assistance at Bacon's Castle.



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by Sarah H. (2012-04-26 12:32:31.0)
Bacon's Castle is an excellent place to build museum skills. As a volunteer, I work in many areas of my choosing, including site & event marketing, group tour guiding, researching, and living history interpreting. The size of Bacon's Castle allows volunteers to contribute toward operational needs, explore museum disciplines and skills, and develop a museum resume. The staff at the Castle is very flexible with schedules, friendly to guests and staff, and enthusiastic about my efforts and the future of the Castle. Your volunteerism will help bring Bacon's Castle to the level of national recognition and visitation it deserves. I look forward to working with you at the Castle.