Calendar of Events
2014 “Hite of Excellence” Dinner Series: Dinner with Friends at the Griffin Tavern
Friday, August 22, 6:30 p.m.
Thanks to the Griffin Tavern and Restaurant in Rappahannock County’s charming Flint Hill for hosting an exclusive tasting of whiskey and spirits from Copper Fox Distillery in nearby Sperryville and a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Rachel Rowland of The Griffin Tavern. This event is sold out.
“The Civil War at Belle Grove Plantation” Tour
Saturday, August 23, 3:15 p.m.
In commemoration of the upcoming 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek, Belle Grove will offer tours that specifically discuss Belle Grove Plantation during the Civil War. "Belle Grove in the Civil War" will include the Civil War Shenandoah Valley campaigns from 1862 through 1864 and will highlight areas in the Manor House as well as the surrounding landscape.
“Belle Grove in the Civil War” will be offered on Saturday, August 23 at 3:15 p.m. for Belle Grove’s regular admission prices: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, military, and AAA members, $6 for students 6-16 and National Trust for Historic Preservation members, and free to Belle Grove members. The “Belle Grove in the Civil War” tour will immediately follow a 2:30 p.m. National Park Service Ranger program “1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign in a Box” that will take place on Belle Grove’s front lawn. Look for additional tours to take place in September and October!
Belle Grove Closing at 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 6
Belle Grove will be closing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 6 for a private afternoon event. Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience.
Our last tour of the day will be at 1:15.
Belle Grove Wine Festival
Saturday September 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Join us for the Belle Grove Wine Festival. Sample fine wines from regional vineyards and watch local chefs as they demonstrate their culinary and wine-pairing skills. House tours, food, music, craft vendors and much much more are available during the event which runs from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2014 “Hite of Excellence” Dinner Series: VIP Luncheon at Belle Grove’s Wine Festival
Saturday, September 13, 12 p.m.
The lucky few with these tickets will be treated to a gourmet catered lunch in Belle Grove's 1918 Barn, a private wine tasting with North Mountain Vineyard & Winery, exclusive parking and full festival access during Belle Grove's Annual Wine Fest.
2014 “Hite of Excellence” Dinner Series: Champagne at Sunset
Saturday, October 4, 6:30 p.m.
What could be more sublime than sipping champagne to live music on Belle Grove’s front portico as the sun sets behind the Allegheny Mountains? Elegant hors d’ouevres, and a behind-the-scenes Manor House tour are included in the evening’s festivities.
Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Cedar Creek
October 17 - October 20, 2014
A pivotal moment in the history of both Belle Grove Plantation and our nation will be commemorated in 2014 at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek. Events will take place throughout Cedar Creek Belle Grove National Historical Park by Belle Grove Plantation, the National Park Service, Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, and Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation. Click here for more information and a calendar of events.
Antiques Appraisal & Traditional Crafts Fair (Saturday Only)
Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bring your family treasures and heirlooms to Belle Grove’s annual Antiques Appraisal and Traditional Crafts Fair. A panel of experts on textiles, furniture, documents, Shenandoah Valley and Civil War artifacts, and more offer detailed appraisals and explanations of each items story and value.
2014 “Hite of Excellence” Dinner Series: Extravagant Wine & Dine at North Mountain Vineyard
Friday, November 7, 6:30 p.m.
With the harvest complete and a fall chill in the air, you are invited to witness wine making at North Mountain Vineyard. The evening will feature North Mountain’s award winning wines and sumptuous buffet. Guests will also have an exclusive opportunity to visit the cellar and barrel room to see where the magic happens. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be the first to try a new vintage!
“Christmas in the Valley” Candlelight and Daytime Holiday Tours
Select Days, December 12-30
Celebrate our "Christmas in the Valley" complete with themed decorations by regional garden clubs. Come and see Belle Grove’s Christmas tree beautifully decorated in the historic Parlor and listen to live holiday music. Relax after your Daytime or Evening tour with Belle Grove’s own Spiced Tea and cookies by the Winter Kitchen Hearth and find the perfect gift in the Museum Shop. Many have made this a family tradition!
2014 “Hite of Excellence” Dinner Series: Historic Holiday Tea
Saturday, December 13, 2 p.m.
Looking for a special gift to enjoy with a daughter, granddaughter, or niece? Treat them to a tour of the Manor House decorated to the theme of “Christmas in the Valley.” Then take afternoon tea as Nelly Madison Hite would have hosted it, with special sweet and savory treats and traditional English tea.
2014 “Hite of Excellence” Dinner Series: Cocktails at Christmas
Sunday, December 14, 5 p.m.
Come toast the holidays when Wayside Inn’s mixologists unveil a new signature cocktail featuring Belle Grove 1797 Whiskey. Linger over appetizers by the Wayside Inn and then tour the Manor House all decked out for Christmas.
Belle Grove is closed for daily tours from January - March. Group tours are available by advanced appointment throughout the year.
Thank you for leaving your pets at home.