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Belle Grove Plantation

336 State Route 727, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, Middletown, VA 22645, USA  | More on: Cedar Creek »

Belle Grove was built in 1797 by Major Isaac Hite, Jr. and his first wife, Nelly Madison Hite, sister of President James Madison. Belle Grove Plantation was also the epicenter of the 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek and was used at that time as Union Headquarters for General Sheridan. Belle Grove is a National Trust for Historic Preservation site and is part of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park.


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From Exit 302 off I-81, take Route 11 South a mile past Middleton and turn right onto Belle Grove Road

Visitor Services

Museum Gift Shop, guided and self-guided tours, picnic tables

Regular Events

Guided Tours, Beer Fest in May, Civil War Commemoration and Living History Weekend in October, and Christmas Candlelight tours in December

Available Interpretation

Belle Grove Plantation is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The manor is open for guided tours, which interpret the site's history from the late 18th century until the Battle of Bell Grove and Cedar Creek in 1864.

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Admission Fee

Adults $12.00; NPS member/Golden Eagle, Seniors (65+), military, and AAA members $10.00; NTHP Members, Frederick County Public School teachers, and children (6-12) $6.00; and Belle Grove Members Free


(April-October) Monday-Saturday: 10 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Sunday: 1 P.M.-5:00 p.m.; open weekends in November, special weekends in December. Group tours available throughout the year with advance reservations.



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