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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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Wednesday, September 27, 11 a.m.Wild Wednesdays
Families are invited to join us at Belle Grove to have fun learning about our wild world!  more
Saturday, September 30, 2023Belle Grove will closing early at 1 p.m. for a private event
Belle Grove will closing early at 1 p.m. for a private event. There will be 10:15, 11:15, and… more
Sunday, October 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m.Handmade Brooms and Dried Flower Decorations Workshop       
This workshop will instruct attendees on how to decorate a handmade broom to be a beautiful accent… more
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