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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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2023Belle Grove Open for the 2023 Season
Belle Grove is now open daily until October 31 (except for holidays). more
Saturday, March 25, 2:30 p.m.Kneading in Silence: A Glimpse into the Life of the Enslaved Cook Judah
A free 30-minute presentation discusses the life of Judah, the enslaved cook of Belle Grove. more
Sunday, March 26, 2023, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Spring & Easter Table Decorating Workshop
Come learn how to create a flower design and incorporate floral and natural elements into your… more
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