Belle Grove Plantation Opens for 2018 Season with Celebration of James Madison’s Birthday
Belle Grove Plantation opened for its 2018 season on Saturday, March 17 with a special celebration of President James Madison’s Birthday. President Madison was the famous brother-in-law to Belle Grove as it was the home of his sister Nelly. James Madison’s birthday is March 16 and he visited Belle Grove (thanks to interpreter John Douglas Hall) and was delighted to receive visitors and birthday wishes in the Parlor. There was also a special birthday tribute concert by the United States Army Historical Trumpets and Flutes of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps from Washington, D.C. On the lower level of the Manor House, there were family activities about the Madison presidency, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution.