Summer Story Time: Reading in the Barn

We invite you to Belle Grove Plantation for our free Summer Story Time! In conjunction with the Valley Reads program, Belle Grove will host Story Time on the following dates:

Wednesday, June 14 @ 10 a.m. Reading with the Archeologist

Thursday, June 29 @ 10 a.m. Reading in the Garden

Wednesday, July 12 @ 10 a.m. Reading with a Ranger

Thursday, July 27 @ 10 a.m. Reading in the Barn

Wednesday , August 9 @ 10 a.m. Reading in the Kitchen


Each date will have a special theme and you are welcome to attend as many as you wish! All events will take place at our location at 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, Virginia (exit 302 off I-81).

We will read stories on topics relating to Belle Grove, such as life in the 18th and 19th centuries, farming, and the Civil War.  Story time will last 45 minutes to an hour.  Afterwards, enjoy the grounds or stay for the free 11:30 National Park ranger program. If you attend Story Time, a house tour will be free for one child with a paying adult. If you are part of Valley Reads Program you can earn a badge at each reading and earn a badge for taking a house tour. To sign up for the Valley Reads program visit,