Calendar of Events
“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 at 3:15 p.m. on:
- Tuesday, September 16
- Tuesday, September 23
- Tuesday, September 30
- Saturday, October 4
- Tuesday, October 7
- Saturday, October 11
The tour is offered at 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. Click here for the full schdule of Ranger Programs. Click here for more information about the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek.
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’oeuvres, and a behind-the-scenes Manor House tour are included in the evening’s festivities.u
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek
October 18 - October 20, 2014
October 19, 2014 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek and commemoration events will be held from Saturday, October 18 through Monday, October 20. Belle Grove has been working with Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, and our park partners to plan the commemoration. Belle Grove will have living history interpreters in each room of the Manor House and on the front lawn as well as a symposium tent behind the house. The full schedule of events is posted at www.nps.gov/cebe. General admission tickets are on sale at http://ccbf.us and 150 Club tickets here.
Please note Belle Grove will be closed to the public on Friday, October 17 so that we may host school tours that day.
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.