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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, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Bluegrass in the Barn
What could be better than a Shenandoah Valley summer sunset, a refreshing beverage, and one of… more
Wednesday, July 24 , 11 a.m.Wild Wednesdays
Families are invited to join us at Belle Grove to have fun learning about our wild world!  more
Friday, July 26, 2024, 6:30-8:00Golden Hour Tours
Reserve your spot at an extended private tour of the Belle Grove grounds and Manor House at one of… more
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