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Belle Grove Plantation

336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645
+1 540-869-2028
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Visited this antebellum mansion in the Shenandoah valley near Middleton VA. Built in 1797 and now... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tom m
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Haymarket, Virginia
via mobile
Always a Pleasant Visit

I have visited Belle Grove Plantation as a volunteer and as a participant in their many events... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kelli D
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Winchester, Virginia
via mobile
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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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“civil war” (24 reviews)
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336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this antebellum mansion in the Shenandoah valley near Middleton VA. Built in 1797 and now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. They have partnered with the NPS so a park ranger gave an awesome presentation on civil war actions in the valley...More

Thank tom m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Belle Grove Plantation as a volunteer and as a participant in their many events. During each of my visits I have been impressed with the courteousness of the staff and their care for the grounds. The site is well maintained and is...More

Thank Kelli D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour takes about 45 minutes and a 12 minute video. There are 7 rooms in the tour upstairs and the kitchen downstairs. There is so much history in the home. Used by both the Union and Confederate groups depending on who held the ground...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We spent the day in Middletown and toured Belle Grove Plantation. We enjoyed the tour and docent. We were surprised that most of the furnishings were not part of the original home but certainly could understand why. We were encouraged to ask questions and tried...More

Thank EKZoo
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a relatively small place, and the tours don't last terribly long, but our tour with John Anderson was interesting and worth the visit.

Thank westernfb
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We enjoyed touring the house, however felt very rushed. There were only 4 people in our group, but if any of us asked a question, the guide would answer and tell us we must move on so the next group wouldn't have to wait. Even...More

Thank zumajane
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Old plantation that is complete with out buildings. Tours are available period furnishing throughout guides are very helpful with questions.

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 13 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
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