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Belle Grove is located in the northern Shenandoah Valley near Middletown, Virginia. It was the home Major Isaac Hite and his wife Nelly Madison Hite, sister of President James Madison. Major Hite, grandson of Shenandoah Valley Pioneer Jost Hite, used enslaved labor to expand his original 483 acres to a prosperous 7500 acre plantation, growing wheat, raising livestock, and operating a large distillery and several mills. The Manor House, completed in 1797, was the centerpiece of the property and is open for touring today. MORE

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December 30, 2020Belle Grove Closed for the Season—Museum Shop Open
Belle Grove is closed for the winter. The Welcome Center is open 10am-4pm weekdays. Our planned date… more
2021Save the Dates for 2021 Events
We hope that 2021 brings the ability to host our full calendar of events. Please save these dates! more
Tuesday, April 6, 12-1 p.m.Online Program: Revealing the Life of Belle Grove’s Mistress Ann Maury Hite
Join Digital Historian Jess Pritchard-Ritter for a discussion about her new online exhibit about Ann… more
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