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Belle Grove Plantation to Continue Archaeological Investigations at Slave Quarter Sites

Posted May 30, 2018
Archaeology Continues
Archaeology at a slave quarter site at Belle Grove Plantation will continue this summer under the leadership of archaeologist Matthew Greer. Mr. Greer, a PhD candidate at Syracuse University, has for the last three years conducted methodical testing of this… Read More

Belle Grove Plantation Announces the Beverley B. Shoemaker Barn Welcome Center

Posted May 07, 2018
Belle Grove Plantation Announces the Beverley B. Shoemaker Barn Welcome Center
On May 7, Belle Grove Plantation announced that it has received a $1.1 million gift from The Shoemaker Family Charitable Trust. This gift was given for an innovative restoration of the Belle Grove 1918 Bank Barn.  In addition to preserving this 100-year… Read More

Restoration Completed at Belle Grove's Historic Plantation Office and Store

Posted March 18, 2018
Restoration Completed at Belle Grove’s Historic Plantation Office and Store
Restoration was completed on the 1788 Plantation Office and Store at 283 Belle Grove Road in December 2017. This structure was one of the places that the business of the historic plantation was managed, and it is the oldest, extant… Read More

Belle Grove Plantation Opens for 2018 Season with Celebration of James Madison’s Birthday

Posted March 18, 2018
Belle Grove Plantation Opens for 2018 Season with Celebration of James Madison’s Birthday
Belle Grove Plantation opened for its 2018 season on Saturday, March 17 with a special celebration of President James Madison’s Birthday. President Madison was the famous brother-in-law to Belle Grove as it was the home of his sister Nelly. James Madison’s… Read More

Farm to Fork Fondo Expands in 2018 to Shenandoah

Posted November 12, 2017
Farm to Fork Fondo Expands in 2018 to Shenandoah
The award-winning bicycle event series Farm to Fork Fondo will include a stop in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley in 2018. 500 cyclists from throughout the country are expected to attend Farm to Fork Fondo – Shenandoah on May 19-20, 2018 at… Read More

Belle Grove Hosts the 2017 U. S. Border Collie Handlers Association's National Sheepdog Finals

Posted October 02, 2017
Belle Grove Hosts the 2017 U. S. Border Collie Handlers Association’s National Sheepdog Finals
Belle Grove hosted the 2017 U.S. Border Collie Handlers Association's National Sheepdog Finals from September 26-October 1, 2017. Only 150 champion sheep dogs and their handlers qualified for this event that crowned the  North American champion. This was the fourth time that… Read More