Belle Grove has a collection of letters that Mrs. Hite both wrote and received, which provide a glimpse into what life may have been like in the Shenandoah Valley during the early 1800s. This exhibit explores her life through her own words, from her family, to her faith, to her views on the enslaved workers at Belle Grove.
Granddaughter of Isaac Hite Jr. and Nelly Madison Hite, Ms. Baldwin was a female missionary who transformed education in Greece and Syria. She endured the loss of her parents at a young age, and chose the life of a missionary abroad rather than one of the more traditional roles available to women in that era.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the graffiti in the Belle Grove attic. And learn more about the attic here.
360-degree Video Interviews by the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau
(move your device or use the controller at the top left of the screen to move around the space):
Take a tour of the Museum Shop
Tour the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center
Take a (windy!) early spring walk in the Belle Grove Garden