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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
Thursday, July 29, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Flower Arranging Class
Learn from a Master Gardener, and create a beautiful flower arrangement you will be proud to… more
Wednesday, August 11, 10:30-11:30How Remote Sensing Helps Public Archaeology
Join us for a free in-person and online talk! more
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