Become a Member

Belle Grove is a National Historic Landmark and a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as a partner in Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park.  However, Belle Grove is entirely self-supporting and our modest budget must cover all operating expenses as well as exhibitions, educational programs, and preservation projects.  Proceeds from memberships and from admissions fees, special events, museum shop sales, grants, and personal donations are vitally important funding for us.  Your annual membership dues help keep Belle Grove's doors open to the public, young and old, from nearby and around the globe.  Society membership levels provide Members an opportunity to show their commitment to Belle Grove’s mission and receive additional special Member privileges.

Thank you for joining us as a member of Belle Grove Plantation!

Membership Levels

Categories and Benefits of Membership

Belle Grove, Inc. Member - Individual

Benefits include:

  • Free admission to Belle Grove’s daily tours including Christmas tours
  • 10% discount on most purchases in Belle Grove’s Museum Gift Shop.
  • Advance notice and discounts on selected special events.
  • Receive news and updates in our quarterly newsletter.
  • Invitation to attend the Annual Meeting and other special members-only events.

Belle Grove, Inc. Member - Family

“Family Membership” includes immediate family:  husband, wife, dependent children. 

Benefits include:

  • Free admission to Belle Grove’s daily tours including Christmas tours for your immediate family
  • 10% discount on most purchases in Belle Grove’s Museum Gift Shop.
  • Advance notice and discounts on selected special events.
  • Receive news and updates in our quarterly newsletter.
  • Invitation to attend the Annual Meeting and other special members-only events.

Combination:  Belle Grove / National Trust for Historic Preservation Membership - Individual

Includes all the benefits of an individual membership in Belle Grove, Inc. plus:

  • Free or reduced admission to all National Trust sites (excluding special events).
  • 10% discount on most purchases in most National Trust sites (excluding special events).
  • Subscription to Preservation, the National Trust’s quarterly magazine.

Combination:  Belle Grove / National Trust for Historic Preservation Membership - Family

“Family Membership” includes immediate family:  husband, wife, dependent children. 

Includes all the benefits of a family membership in Belle Grove, Inc. plus:

  • Free or reduced admission to all National Trust sites (excluding special events).
  • 10% discount on most purchases in most National Trust sites (excluding special events).
  • Subscription to Preservation, the National Trust’s quarterly magazine.

Hite Society

Honors Major Isaac Hite, Jr. for whom Belle Grove was built in 1797.

Included in this society are all the benefits of membership in Belle Grove, Inc. and the National Trust plus:

  • Two complimentary House Tour Passes for guests.
  • Two complimentary tickets to Belle Grove’s annual Wine Fest.

Hunnewell Society

Honors Francis Welles Hunnewell, who bequeathed Belle Grove to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1964.

Included in this society are all the benefits of the Hite Society plus:

  • Invitation for two to the Preview Open House of the Christmas tours at Belle Grove.
  • Two complimentary tickets to the annual Hite of Excellence Dinner Series Kick-Off Party.

President’s Society

Honors President Thomas Jefferson, esteemed by Major Isaac Hite, Jr. and consulted when Belle Grove was being constructed.  This level includes all the benefits of membership in the Hunnewell Society plus:

  • Invitation for two to the annual President’s Society Candlelight Dinner at Belle Grove.
  • Special recognition in the printed newsletter distributed to all Belle Grove Members and supporters. 

Heritage Society

Honors those who provided exceptional annual support for the preservation of Early American and Shenandoah Valley Heritage at Belle Grove. This level Includes all the benefits of membership in the President's Society plus:

  • Two additional House Tour passes for guests.
  • 10% discount on special property use.
  • Invitation to an exclusive behind-the-scene tour.

Madison Society

Honors Nelly Madison Hite sister of President James Madison.  This level includes all the benefits of membership in the Heritage Society plus:

  • 15% discount on special property use.
  • Two complimentary tickets to a Hite of Excellence Dinner Series Event.


 

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