Welcome to the Museum Shop!
The Museum Shop at Belle Grove Plantation features unique gift items inspired by 18th and early 19th century Virginia Plantation life and a variety of books about the Shenandoah Valley and its history. We welcome you to take a virtual tour here and learn more about a favorite local artist Nina J Design Studios here and three great local producers The Elegant Muse, Homestead Farms at Fruit Hill Orchard, and Olive Oil Soap Company here.
We are pleased to offer FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50, otherwise, you will receive a separate invoice for shipping costs. We ship via U.S. Postal Service. For deliveries in time for Christmas, please place your order by Thursday, December 16, 2021. Your purchases will be processed through PayPal but you may use any major credit card. If you are sending an item to someone else, make sure to change the shipping address when you check out. If you have any questions about your order or would like to us include a note to recipient, please send us an email. We have many other items not on the website so please reach out by email or to 540-869-2028 if we can help. Thank you again for your purchase!
War’s Cost: The Hites’ Civil War
In this 124-page book author Eugene Betit, Ph.D. focuses on the American Civil War service of the grandsons of Major Isaac Hite, Jr. founder of Belle Grove. Bétit analyzes the motivating factors that led those of even pre-military age to enlist, using Ancestry.com to obtain new data, as well as the Virginia Regimental History Series. The book examines Southern education, slavery, the First Families of Virginia and the settlement and development of the Shenandoah Valley to understand the intense combat in this critical theater of operations. The book contains extensive Hite family genealogical information.
Cedar Creek Bowmans
Paperback book written by Roquey G. Jobes, Jr. "This is an accounting of the lives of the Third Generation of Bowmans that descend from George and Mary Hite Bowman..." Full of images and personal letters. A great addition to any collection of Shenandoah Valley literature.
A Guide to 18th & 19th Century Jost Hite Family Homesteads including Bowman, Chrisman, Froman
This 44 page booklet contains maps and directions to various "Hite" houses in the Shenandoah Valley. The Hite Family includes the families of the German settler, Jost Hite's sons and daughters who married into the families: Bowman, Chrisman and Froman. Written by Elizabeth Coles Umstattd, revised 2011.