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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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Wednesday, November 1, 2023Belle Grove November Hours
In November, Belle Grove only offers Manor House tours on weekends (Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and… more
December 1 - December 30Belle Grove Holiday Tours
Belle Grove Plantation is decorated for the holidays December 1-30. In the historic Manor House,… more
Friday, December 1, 1-2:30 p.m.Candle Lighting Honoring the Individuals Enslaved at Belle Grove
Friday, December 1 at 1-2:30 p.m. will be a Candle Lighting Honoring the Individuals Enslaved at… more
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