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465 Bacon's Castle Trail

With its cruciform shape, triple chimneys and curvilinear gables, Bacon's Castle is a rare surviving example of Jacobean architecture in America. Visitors today can step back to the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century through the doors of Bacon's Castle. Using the Allen's inventories from 1711 and 1755, furnishings have been selected to interpret daily life. Much of the early and original massive hand hewn beams are evident on the upper floors of the home. 


Ric Bergstrom

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Oldest brick structure in North America. Wonderfully preserved and thoughtfully presented with info about architecture, the people and it's history. Worth a visit.

Brianna Thomas

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Absolutely stunning. The staff were so friendly and intelligent. The home had very interesting exhibits and the grounds were preserved nicely. This home is a must-see for any history lover.

Eric J. Dixon

Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017
Great visit. Wonderful grounds. Love the architecture and it made me happy that with the renovations that they are getting done, they are taking every avenue to use materials that are as close to original as possible.

Flooring Adams

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
A unique experience touring one of the oldest residential brick dwellings in North America. Well worth the visit off the beaten path. Take the ferry, enjoy the ride.

Jeff Sawyer

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Great historical tour and one of the oldest houses in this country. Highly recommend visiting.

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