Opening Day

Belle Grove will begin its 2018 season with two special activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is complementary but donations will be gratefully received. 

The first special opportunity will be to tour the newly renovated 1788 Plantation Office and Store at 283 Belle Grove Road. This structure is the oldest building on the Belle Grove property and this is the first time it has been opened to the public in decades.


Concurrently at the Manor House (336 Belle Grove Road), there will be a special celebration of President James Madison's Birthday. President Madison was the famous brother-in-law to Belle Grove as it was the home of his sister Nelly.

James Madison's birthday is March 16 and he will join us (thanks to John Douglas Hall) and be delighted to receive visitors and birthday wishes. In addition to touring the 1797 Manor House, there will also be family activities on the Bill of Rights and Constitution. At noon, please join us for a free concert on the lawn by the U.S. Army Historical Trumpets and Flutes of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Watch this page for more details!