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Belle Grove is located in the northern Shenandoah Valley near Middletown, Virginia. It is an authentic 1797 Manor House, built by Major Isaac Hite and his wife Nelly Madison Hite, sister of President James Madison. Major Hite, grandson of Shenandoah Valley Pioneer Jost Hite, expanded his original 483 acres to a prosperous 7500 acre plantation, growing wheat, raising cattle and Merino sheep, and operating a large distillery and several mills. MORE

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Fall 2020Belle Grove Open for Touring & Hosting Shenandoah Valley Tapestry
In October, Belle Grove’s grounds and Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center (which includes the… more
Sunday, November 1, 1-5 p.m. Stitch a Historic House Zoom Workshop
Inspired by the architectural features of Belle Grove you will have a chance to become a needlework… more
Saturday, November 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Inalienable Rights: Free and Enslaved Blacks Crafting a Life in the Shenandoah Valley
Saturday, November 7, 2020, Belle Grove Plantation will welcome back special guests Joseph McGill,… more
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