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Belle Grove Closed to Public and Update on 2020 Events

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, Belle Grove Plantation will not open to the public until at least Thursday, June 11, 2020. This is in response to the Commonwealth of Virginia's Executive Order 61 that extends the order to close museums among other businesses.

We are closely monitoring news and guidance regarding COVID-19 from health and government officials to make sure that when we open to the public we can do so safely for our guests and personnel. Please check this website or call 540-869-2028 before planning your visit. Below is the status of special events scheduled for 2020.

Although our museum is closed, the Museum Shop has items for sale at We also share items daily on our social media streams at:

The Board of Directors and staff of Belle Grove Plantation wish 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. We are particularly grateful for the ongoing support of our donors and members. We thank the Shenandoah Valley Battlfields Foundation for funding through its Historic Sites Emergency Grant Fund. Funding has also been provided by 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.


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

June 13: Dinner Series Event: Women on the Homefront--Ladies Fashions from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War has been rescheduled until Saturday, August 8, 3-5 p.m. 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. 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 postponed until Tuesday, October 5-Sunday, October 10, 2021. Read more here.