Preservation of Virginia acquired Bacons castle in the 1970's at auction.
The only surviving Jacobean structure.
Not sure of when the addition on right was constructed.
Triple stacked chimneys
17th century English garden beautifully restored. I thought I had snapped a long shot of the wall that the plantings are in front of but obviously not, dern.
Web MD - says it's used for treating asthma, nausea, sunstroke, reduce muscle swelling etc..
This soil has sand in it like mine does where I live, not quite this much.
Tobacco. My Mom lived in Chase City Va. and she talked about picking off the Tobacco worms on the plants and how they would hang the leaves up in the barn to dry. She also told me that she used to sneak out, roll a leaf and smoke one. No, she didn't take up the habit of smoking either.
In the distance Steve taking a walk
Gotta have grape vines
Inside we go for a tour - I noticed right away I have the same door knocker. Named Doctors door knocker. . Georgian design. Used to identify the front doors of doctors. Ours was on the door when we purchased our house. I like it and will not change it.
Oh yeah, it's haunted. Aren't they all? I have never been one to really believe in ghosts like some do. I have yet to hear or see one and have been in a lot of these old structures.
Fun to read about though.