Calendar of Events

Summer Story Time: Reading in the Garden

Thursday, June 30, 10 a.m.

Are you looking for fun and educational activities during the summer? Are your kids part of the Handley Regional Library's Valley Reads Program or would they like to be? Belle Grove is pleased to particpate in this program by offering free summer story times June through August.  We will read stories on topics related to Belle Grove, such as life in the 18th and 19th centuries, farming, and the Civil War. Click below for more information!

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Belle Grove Plantation Will Be Closed July 4

Monday, July 4, 2016

Belle Grove Plantation will be closed Monday, July 4 in observation of Independence Day.

Gardening Workshop: Mid-Summer Garden Whimsy

Sunday, July 10, 2-4 p.m.

Learn about good bugs and how to encourage them to hang around your garden and how to discourage bad bugs.  Students will be given a natural bug habitat with a variety of materials and can then go on to create a one of a kind garden wall or fence display.

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Summer Story Time: Reading with a Ranger

Wednesday, July 13, 10 a.m.

Are you looking for fun and educational activities during the summer? Are your kids part of the Handley Regional Library's Valley Reads Program or would they like to be? Belle Grove is pleased to particpate in this program by offering free summer story times June through August.  We will read stories on topics related to Belle Grove, such as life in the 18th and 19th centuries, farming, and the Civil War. Click below for more information!

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Dinner Series Event: A Napa Picnic in the Shenandoah Valley (Sold Out)

Saturday, July 16, 6 p.m.

Enjoy dishes of the famous Napa Valley chefs and serve them with the delectable wines of that region. This event is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Belle Grove.

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First Battle of Manassas Reenactment Weekend

Saturday, July 23- Sunday, July 24

The 155th anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run/Manassas will be commemorated with a reenactment hosted by park partner, Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation. For more information visit ccbf.us.

Tours of Belle Grove's Manor House will be available on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Admission will be at a special rate of $5 for those 12 years and older, and free for those 11 years and younger. There will be living history interperters throughout the house depicting civilian life of the early Civil War era. Belle Grove's Museum Shop will also be open and includes Civil War books and items for sale.

Please note that although there will be no charge access to Belle Grove's grounds during this weekend, that there will be limited spectator parking at our site and to gain access to the reenactment, including the Union camps on the front field of Belle Grove, visitors must have a spectator registration purchased from Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation. Click here for the reenactment event schedule.