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Calendar of Events

Belle Grove Crawl

Saturday, October 3, 4-9 p.m.

This is your “all access pass” to Belle Grove with a chance to see behind the scenes at places not regularly seen by the public. From 4 -6 p.m. guests can leisurely stroll between stops that will include brief tours and talks by Belle Grove staff and docents and Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Rangers.  Sites include the Overseer’s Cottage, attic, outbuildings, and a sip of the past in a Belle Grove 1797 Whiskey tasting. At 6 p.m. the party will move to Belle Grove’s 1918 Bank Barn for classic rock n’ roll from “Movin’ On,” local BBQ and craft beers. This is a rain or shine event but much of it will take place indoors. Feel free to wear comfy clothes and shoes!


Belle Grove will be closed on Columbus Day

October 12, 2015

Belle Grove Plantation will be closed on Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday.

Battle of Cedar Creek Commemoration Weekend

Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Belle Grove Plantation will commemorate the 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18. Spectator tickets for the reenactment will include all living history activities at Belle Grove and tours of the Manor House. Tickets are on sale now at Adult tickets for one day are $12.00 per person per day and seniors, retired and active military with ID and students ages 7-17 are $6.00 per day.  Children 6 and under are free. Click here for the event program and map.


Antiques Appraisal & Traditional Crafts Fair Featuring Quilts

Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Belle Grove’s annual Antiques Appraisal and Traditional Crafts Fair is an opportunity for the public to bring their family treasures and heirlooms for verbal appraisals by expert appraisers that have experience with a wide range of items including textiles, furniture, documents, Shenandoah Valley and Civil War artifacts.  Appraisals are $10 for one item and three for $25 and they will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday. 

A special focus for this year's Traditional Crafts Fair will be Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilts. In honor of the Virginia Quilt Museum's 20th anniversary, Belle Grove is collaborating with them on an exhibit. Belle Grove will show some of its quilts that are rarely displayed and the Virginia Quilt Museum will exhibit antique quilts of similar themes and made in styles unique to the Shenandoah Valley. When it was first in development, the Virginia Quilt Museum was based at Belle Grove and the historical connections between the two museums inspired this exhibit. One highlight will be the "Belle Grove Album Quilt" made in 1991 by Virginia quilters to benefit the Virginia Quilt Museum; it is in the Harrisonburg museum's collection today. Among the appliqued flowers and fruits is a block that depicts the Belle Grove's 1797 Manor House. The exhibit will be held in Belle Grove Manor House from Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $12 adults, $11 seniors/military, $6 Virginia Quilt Museum and Belle Grove members and youth 6-16.



Belle Grove Holiday Tea

Saturday, December 5, 2 p.m.

You are invited to high tea by the Belle Grove Christmas Tree! After lingering over tea and delectable treats, tour the Manor House decorated to the theme of “Holidays Around the World.” Tickets to this event would be a wonderful Christmas outing for a treasured family member or friend!

Cocktails at Christmas

Sunday, December 13, 5 p.m.

When Belle Grove is decorated to celebrate “Holidays Around the World,” Belle Grove’s Winter Kitchen will transport you to Ireland. We invite you to come toast the season with live music, a Hot Toddy by the fire and delicious appetizers by Nana’s Irish Pub in Middletown. Your ticket will also include a self-guided tour of the Manor House lit by candlelight.

Save the Date

2016 event dates

Tentative 2016 Belle Grove event dates:

Opening Day- March 19

Beer Fest- May 7

Garden Fest- June 4

Wine Fest- September 10 (subject to change)

Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek Weekend- October 15-16

Antiques Appraisal & Traditional Crafts Fair- November 5-6

Christmas Tours- December 2-30 (subject to change)


Office Hours:  9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday

For more information, call (540) 869-2028 or email us.

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.