Belle Grove Open for Touring
Belle Grove’s grounds and Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center (which includes the Museum Shop, exhibits, and restrooms) are open Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Belle Grove is closed Mondays and Tuesdays through July 31, 2020. Please check back for August hours.
Guided tours of the Manor House have been modified to accommodate physical distancing. They are held at the regular schedule of :15 past each hour and at regular admission prices. There is a limit of ten guests per tour and admission is sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are required to wear masks over their nose and mouth indoors. Tours will include indoor and outdoor portions.
To encourage physical distancing, only 10 guests are allowed in the Welcome Center at a time. They are asked to follow a one-way pattern through the Museum Shop and safe distance from other patrons while looking at exhibits. Guests are required to wear masks over their nose and mouth indoors. Personnel in the Welcome Center will also be wearing masks and the point-of-sale station is behind a plexiglass screen. A hand-sanitizer station is available for guests upon entering the building and Belle Grove will follow extra cleaning protocols.
There are self-guided brochures of the grounds and outdoor signage that interpret the property. Belle Grove has picnic tables placed at safe physical distance that guests are welcome to use. No pets are permitted on the Belle Grove grounds.
The Board of Directors and staff of Belle Grove Plantation are grateful for the ongoing support of our donors and members during this challenging time. We thank the Shenandoah Valley Battlfields Foundation for funding through its Historic Sites Emergency Grant Fund and Virginia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Humanities Relief Grant Program.
2020 UPCOMING EVENT STATUS
June 27: Dinner Series Event: Bluegrass in the Barn has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 22, 5-8 p.m. Read more here.
August 8: We regret to announce that the "Women on the Homefront—Ladies Fashions from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War" Fashion Tea will not be held due to travel restrictions of COVID-19. We hope to have Sycamore Spring Clothier return to Belle Grove in 2021 for another wonderful presentation.
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. Farm to Fork Fondo is also coordinating one-day, self-guided bike tours, including an itinerary in the Shenandoah Valley; read more here.
October 6-11: U.S. Border Collie Handlers Association's National Sheepdog Finals have been rescheduled to until Tuesday, October 5-Sunday, October 10, 2021. Read more here.