Bacon's Castle is the oldest surviving brick home (and pleasure garden) in America and maybe Virginia's most undervalued architectural landmark.
This striking Surry mainstay served as the backdrop for the first American uprising against the British crown -- a little episode called "Bacon's Rebellion" -- a century before the Revolutionary War. Maintained today by Preservation Virginia, the Castle is open to the public and is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to raise a new roof.
Read my feature article on this amazing structure in Virginia Living Magazine, or get it online by clicking here.
And for more on this historic home and the efforts to preserve it, go here.
(Photo courtesy of Preservation Virginia.)