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Belle Grove Plantation

336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645
+1 540-869-2028
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Beautiful!

We enjoyed a very good tour, our docent was informative. The house has an interesting history and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
L J
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Vienna, Virginia
A nice surprise.

Wasn't sure what to expect, but this was a great stop. Even better when your map takes you on the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
bl1416
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California
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Belle Grove is located in the northern Shenandoah Valley near Middletown, Virginia. It is an authentic 1797 Manor House, was built by Major Isaac Hite and his wife Nelly Madison Hite, sister of President James Madison. Major Hite, grandson of Shenandoah Valley Pioneer Jost Hite, expanded his original 483 acres to a prosperous 7500 acre plantation, growing wheat, raising cattle and Merino sheep, and operating a large distillery and several mills.
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336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a very good tour, our docent was informative. The house has an interesting history and beautiful furniture and decor.

Thank L J
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect, but this was a great stop. Even better when your map takes you on the backroads. Enjoyed the gardens and the home.

Thank bl1416
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is nice tour but the furnishings are not original to property. Interesting that President Madison and his wife honeymooned here. His signature is shown in photo. Less then expected having seen other plantations in other southern states.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Belle Grove Plantation is unique in that it is one of the best preserved early American period houses retaining many of its original furnishings. I highly recommend taking a guided tour with a docent. The plantation/farm house has too many "neat' things to mention. The...More

Thank Russell Q
Reviewed 26 June 2017

While this doesn't compare to the plantations in Charleston or the James River area, it was worth the visit! The views are beautiful!!! Our docent was informative and easy to listen to. The tour took up most of our time there. They were hosting a...More

Thank travelmorein2010
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

In the day I decided to visit Belle Grove, they were having a Master Garden Event on the lawn in front of the Manor House. This also led the tours to be $5 instead of $12 and self guided. There were about five docents in...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 30 May 2017

You need to purchase tickets to take the tour and it was well worth it.Maybe 45 minutes.The gentlemen giving it knows the history very well. and a very good speaker.Short film before tour.Just a beautiful area

Thank garybette
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The grounds of the plantation are beautiful! We did not take the house tour because we arrived close to the end of the day, but we did tour the grounds with a self guided pamphlet. The gift shop is lovely as well. The garden is...More

Thank ahott2
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My wife and I stopped in to visit Belle Grove Plantation after a night's stay in Strasburg. I wasn't aware of Belle Grove until I saw a flyer at the Hotel Strasburg. I'm glad I discovered it. The plantation is historically significant from both a...More

Thank Julian I
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is really a beautiful historic house. The view is breathtaking and the amount of history that surrounds this place is amazing. It's pretty incredible that this house survived considering how old it is but it is well maintained and the tour guide was very...More

Thank Tara A
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