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Belle Grove is located in the northern Shenandoah Valley near Middletown, Virginia. It was the home Major Isaac Hite and his wife Nelly Madison Hite, sister of President James Madison. Major Hite, grandson of Shenandoah Valley Pioneer Jost Hite, used enslaved labor to expand his original 483 acres to a prosperous 7500 acre plantation, growing wheat, raising livestock, and operating a large distillery and several mills. The Manor House, completed in 1797, was the centerpiece of the property and is open for touring today. MORE

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March-October 2021Belle Grove Open
Belle Grove Plantation is open to the public. We conduct guided tours of the historic Manor House… more
Tuesday, October 5 - Sunday, October 10, 2021U.S. Border Collie Handlers Association’s 2021 National Sheepdog Finals
Belle Grove will host the U.S. Border Collie Handlers Association's National Sheepdog Finals… more
Monday, October 11Belle Grove Closed for Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Belle Grove Plantation will be closed on Monday, October 11. We will resume our regular… more
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