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.
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
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.
Great historical tour and one of the oldest houses in this country. Highly recommend visiting.
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.
Cool tour of historic home. Distinctive architecture. Good docent.