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Belle Grove Plantation Opens for 2019 Season, Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Posted March 19, 2019
Opening Day 2019
Belle Grove Plantation will open for its 2019 season on Saturday, March 23. The Manor House will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and then resume its schedule of being open seven days a week. To… Read More

Belle Grove to commemorate its African American history with demonstrations, interpretive programs, and talks

Posted November 01, 2018
Inalienable Rights Free and Enslaved Black Crafting a Life in the Shenandoah Valley
Belle Grove Plantation to Host Inalienable Rights Free and Enslaved Black Crafting a Life in the Shenandoah Valley Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Belle Grove will commemorate its African American history with demonstrations, interpretive programs, and talks on… Read More

Belle Grove Plantation to Continue Archaeological Investigations at Slave Quarter Sites

Posted May 30, 2018
Archaeology Continues
Archaeology at a slave quarter site at Belle Grove Plantation will continue this summer under the leadership of archaeologist Matthew Greer. Mr. Greer, a PhD candidate at Syracuse University, has for the last three years conducted methodical testing of this… Read More

Belle Grove Plantation Announces the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center

Posted May 07, 2018
Belle Grove Plantation Announces the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center
On May 7, 2018, Belle Grove Plantation announced that it has received a $1.1 million gift from The Shoemaker Family Charitable Trust. This gift was given for an innovative restoration of the Belle Grove 1918 Bank Barn.  In addition to preserving… Read More

Restoration Completed at Belle Grove's Historic Plantation Office and Store

Posted March 18, 2018
Restoration Completed at Belle Grove’s Historic Plantation Office and Store
Restoration was completed on the 1788 Plantation Office and Store at 283 Belle Grove Road in December 2017. This structure was one of the places that the business of the historic plantation was managed, and it is the oldest, extant… Read More

Belle Grove Plantation Opens for 2018 Season with Celebration of James Madison’s Birthday

Posted March 18, 2018
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… Read More