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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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Sunday, June 19-Monday, June 20Belle Grove Closed Due to Water Issue
Belle Grove is closed Sunday, June 20 and Monday, June 21 due to a water issue. Please call… more
March-October 2021Belle Grove Open
Belle Grove Plantation is open to the public. We conduct guided tours of the historic Manor House… more
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 7-8 p.m. A Man of Honor: An Evening Celebrating the Service of Carl Brashear
Learn what it took to become the first African-American to graduate from the Diving & Salvage… more
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