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Guided Tours

Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Belle Grove offers its guests a rare opportunity to see a Northern Shenandoah antebellum plantation that began in the 18th century and still is farmed today. Belle Grove’s expert volunteer docents and staff lead guided tours of the 1797 Manor House (please note these have been modified to allow for physical distancing and we limit tours to 10 guests).  Guided tours typically last between 45 minutes and one hour.  We strongly suggest that you allow time to tour the outbuildings, visit the Museum Shop, and enjoy the landscape.  There are self-guided brochures of the grounds and outdoor signage that interpret the property. Picnic tables on the lawn are available for visitor use spring through fall.  Thank you for leaving your pets at home.

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For everyone's safety:
* Do not visit if you have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days
* Wear a face covering over nose & mouth when on the property
* Sanitize your hands upon entering the buildings
* Maintain six feet of physical distance

Hours

December 31, 2020-March 19, 2021
Closed for the winter. Staff work Monday-Friday, please contact us with questions.

We hope that 2021 brings the ability to reopen for the season in March and to host our full calendar of events. Please save these dates!

March 20-October 31, 2021
Guided Tours: Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (last tour 3:15 p.m.) and Sunday 1-5 p.m. (last tour 4:15 p.m.)
Guided tours of the Manor House have been modified to accommodate physical distancing. There is a limit of ten guests per tour and admission is sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are required to wear masks over their nose and mouth indoors. Tours will include indoor and outdoor portions.
As of spring 2021, there are no guided tours of the Manor House Mondays or Tuesdays, please check back to see if this changes.
The Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center (which includes the Museum Shop and exhibits) & Grounds: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

November 1-December 2, 2021
Guided Tours:  Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last tour 3:15 p.m.) and Sunday 1-5 p.m. (last tour 4:15 p.m.) and Friday, November 26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center & Grounds: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

December 3-December 30, 2021:
Guided Tours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (last tour 3:15 p.m.) and Sunday 1-5 p.m. (last tour 4:15 p.m.)
Christmas by Candlelight (self-guided tours): Friday and Saturday 4-8 p.m.
The Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center & Grounds are open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Closed for the season on December 30, 2021

Pricing

  • Belle Grove Member                           FREE with card

  • Adults                                                     $12.00

  • National Park Service Pass                $11.00

  • Senior Citizens (60 and over)            $11.00 

  • AAA Member                                        $11.00 with card

  • Military                                                  $11.00 with ID

  • Students (6-16 years)                          $6.00

  • NTHP Member                                     $6.00 with card

  • Children 5 and younger                      Free

Belle Grove Members receive FREE admission for all regularly-scheduled guided tours, and members discounts on special event tickets and Museum Shop purchases. Please visit our Membership page for more information on how you can join Belle Grove.

The museum operations of Belle Grove Plantation are completely self-supporting and overseen by a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) foundation, Belle Grove, Inc. Belle Grove's operating income is generated through museum admissions, memberships, museum shop sales, special events, grants and contributions. Although Belle Grove's property is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Trust does not annually budget funds to support Belle Grove.

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