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Belle Grove Plantation

336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645
+1 540-869-2028
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Great stop

Lots of history here. This home was right in the middle of battle of the Civil war, the battle of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeannene A
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Hannacroix, New York
Great place to visit if your nearby, John was wonderful!!! Not far from DC/NOVA either.

I was passing through and decided to visit-it's one of the few historic house in Virginia I haven't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Danielle R
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Richmond, Virginia
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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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+1 540-869-2028
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history here. This home was right in the middle of battle of the Civil war, the battle of Cedar Creek 1864. Major Sheridan, a Union officer took control of the home. Our docent was great giving us information and showing us the home....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was passing through and decided to visit-it's one of the few historic house in Virginia I haven't been to. The house is settled in the mountains and the house is built similar to other houses of the time, however, it one floor (if you...More

Thank Danielle R
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

So glad to have toured this...and grateful we stopped down the road first to learn the topography and short history from the Park Ranger. The tour was way too fast as there were unanswered questions and some of the rooms we didn't have time to...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

A small house, but with interesting architectural details and history of original owners. Lovely grounds. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 28, 2017 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

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Reviewed October 17, 2017 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

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Reviewed October 17, 2017 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
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Reviewed October 3, 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
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Reviewed October 3, 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.

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Reviewed September 18, 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

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