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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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Saturday, March 19, 2022Belle Grove Open for 2022 Season
Belle Grove is  open daily for tours.   more
Sunday, July 3, 2:30-3:00 p.m.Kneading in Silence: A Glimpse into the Life of the Enslaved Cook Judah
A free 30-minute presentation discusses the life of Judah, the enslaved cook of Belle Grove. more
Monday, July 4Belle Grove Closed July 4
Belle Grove will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. more
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