Welcome to the Museum Shop!
The Museum Shop at Belle Grove Plantation features unique gift items inspired by 18th and early 19th century Virginia Plantation life and a variety of books about the Shenandoah Valley and its history. We are so sorry that we are currently closed to the public and you can't stop in to visit us! We welcome you to take a virtual tour here and learn more about a favorite local artist Nina J Design Studios here and three great local producers The Elegant Muse, Homestead Farms at Fruit Hill Orchard, and Olive Oil Soap Company here. We so appreciate your support us during this public health crises so we are offering FREE SHIPPING (please have a minimum order of $10). We will ship via US Postal Service. Your purchases will be processed through PayPal but you may use any major credit card. If you are sending an item to someone else, make sure to change the shipping address when you check out. If you have any questions about your order or would like to us include a note to recipient, please send us an email. We have many other items not on the website so if you want to "virtually" shop, please reach out by phone or email and we can set up a time with you. Thank you again for your purchase!
1797 Belle Grove Ceramic Honey Jar
Blue Grey stoneware designed by Phil Schaltenbrand, owner and founder of Westerwald Pottery. This piece is wheel-thrown, brush decorated, and kiln fired. It is lead-free, microwave, and dishwasher safe. All pieces are stamped with a potter's mark, signed, and dated.
Hite Family Coat-of-Arms Notecards
This boxed set of eight cards and envelopes printed on a tan vellum style paper, depict the Hite Family coat of arms. This same symbol is founds on a wax seal that Major Isaac Hite inherited from his grandfather Jost Hite.
Belle Grove Plantation in the Civil War
Written by Wayne Sulfridge, Ph.D. on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek, this 40 page, illustrated booklet discusses what occurred at Belle Grove Plantation during the Civil War particularly during the Shenandoah Valley campaigns of 1862 and 1864.
War’s Cost: The Hites’ Civil War
In this 124-page book author Eugene Betit, Ph.D. focuses on the American Civil War service of the grandsons of Major Isaac Hite, Jr. founder of Belle Grove. Bétit analyzes the motivating factors that led those of even pre-military age to enlist, using Ancestry.com to obtain new data, as well as the Virginia Regimental History Series. The book examines Southern education, slavery, the First Families of Virginia and the settlement and development of the Shenandoah Valley to understand the intense combat in this critical theater of operations. The book contains extensive Hite family genealogical information.