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Belle Grove Closed to Public and Update on 2020 Events at Belle Grove

January 1, 2020

Belle Grove Plantation will delay opening for the 2020 season until Friday, April 24. This is in response to the Governor of Virginia's Executive Order 53 that states "Closure of all public access to recreational and entertainment businesses, effective 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020 until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2020 as set forth below:
* Theaters, performing arts centers, concert venues, museums, and other indoor entertainment centers;…”

Given the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we may need to further delay opening to the public. The safety of our guests and personnel is of upmost importance. Please check for any updates before planning your visit. 

We are currently reviewing all events that will take place this spring and early summer and will post information as soon as it is available. Including for:

May 9: 25th Annual  “Of Ale and History” Beer Festival. This event has been canceled and we are currently reaching out to sponsors, vendors, and musicians. For questions, please email us.

June 6: Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association's Garden Fest. This event has been canceled, read more here.

August 29: Wine Fest, 11am-6pm

September 12-13: Farm to Fork Fondo Bike Event. This event has been canceled for 2020 but will be held at Belle Grove in 2021, read more here.

October 6-11: U.S. Border Collie Handlers Association's National Sheepdog Finals. Read more here.

The Board of Directors and staff of Belle Grove Plantation wishes our community peace and safety during this challenging time and we look forward to welcoming you back to the property as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Belle Grove Closed on Easter

Sunday, April 12

Belle Grove Plantation will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 12, in observation of the Easter holiday. We will reopen on Monday, April 13 at 10 a.m.

Kneading in Silence: A Glimpse into the Life of the Enslaved Cook Judah

Sunday, May 24, 2:30-3:00 p.m.

A free 30-minute presentation discusses the life of Judah, the enslaved cook of Belle Grove.

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Belle Grove Closed Memorial Day

Monday, May 25

Belle Grove Plantation will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will resume our regular schedule of 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.


Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Assocation's annual GardenFest at Belle Grove was scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020 and has been canceled.

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Belle Grove Closing at 2 p.m. for Private Event

Saturday, June 13, 2 p.m.

Belle Grove will be closing at 2 p.m. for a private event, read more here. The last tour will begin at 1:15 p.m. The Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center will remain open until 4 p.m.