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Guided Tours

Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Belle Grove offers its guests a rare opportunity to see a Northern Shenandoah antebellum plantation that began in the 18th century and still is farmed today. Belle Grove’s expert volunteer docents and staff lead guided tours of the 1797 Manor House (please note we limit tours to 10 guests).  Guided tours typically last one hour.  We strongly suggest that you allow additioanl time to view the exhibit Unearthing Enslaved Lives at Belle Grove about the archaeology at the Enslaved Quarter Site,  tour the outbuildings, visit the Museum Shop, and enjoy the landscape.  There are self-guided brochures of the grounds and outdoor signage that interpret the property. Picnic tables on th lawn are available for visitor use spring through fall.  Thank you for leaving your pets at home.

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Since Frederick County, whcre Belle Grove is located, has had medium and high transmission rates for COVID-19, you may wish to consider masking indoors (it is not required). 

Hours

March 19-October 31, 2022
Guided Tours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.ms. (last tour 3:15 p.m.) and Sunday 1-5 p.m. (last tour 4:15 p.m.) 

There is a limit of ten guests per tour and admission is sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center (which includes the Museum Shop and exhibits) & Grounds: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

November 1-December 1, 2022
Guided Tours:  Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last tour 3:15 p.m.) and Sunday 1-5 p.m. (last tour 4:15 p.m.) and Friday, November 26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center & Grounds: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

December 2-December 30, 2022
Guided Tours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (last tour 3:15 p.m.) and Sunday 1-5 p.m. (last tour 4:15 p.m.) 
Christmas by Candlelight (self-guided tours): Friday and Saturday 4-8 p.m. (check calendar for exact schedule)
The Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center & Grounds: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and for the season at close of business on December 30, 2022.

December 31, 2022-March 17, 2023
Closed for the winter. Staff work Monday-Friday, please contact us with questions.

Pricing

  • Belle Grove Member                           FREE with card

  • Adults                                                     $12.00

  • National Park Service Pass                $11.00

  • Senior Citizens (60 and over)            $11.00 

  • AAA Member                                        $11.00 with card

  • Military                                                  $11.00 with ID

  • Students (6-16 years or with ID)      $6.00

  • NTHP Member                                     $6.00 with card

  • Children 5 and younger                      Free

Belle Grove Members receive FREE admission for all regularly-scheduled guided tours, and members discounts on special event tickets and Museum Shop purchases. Please visit our Membership page for more information on how you can join Belle Grove.

The museum operations of Belle Grove Plantation are completely self-supporting and overseen by a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) foundation, Belle Grove, Inc. Belle Grove's operating income is generated through museum admissions, memberships, museum shop sales, special events, grants and contributions. Although Belle Grove's property is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Trust does not annually budget funds to support Belle Grove.

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