Welcome to the Belle Grove 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 proud to be a member of the Top of Virginia Artisan Trail and to feature local artists, artisans, farm products, and businesses in our shop. We continually receive new and exciting things, so stop in and visit us! Prices below do not include shipping. Belle Grove staff will contact you with shipping cost of your purchase within two business days. After shipping is paid via Pay Pal, your order will be shipped to your location. We will ship via US Postal Service Priority Mail. Please note that for Christmas delivery orders must be placed by close of business on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
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.
Cedar Creek Bowmans
Paperback book written by Roquey G. Jobes, Jr. "This is an accounting of the lives of the Third Generation of Bowmans that descend from George and Mary Hite Bowman..." Full of images and personal letters. A great addition to any collection of Shenandoah Valley literature.