This antebellum plantation manor house, owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was originally home to Major Isaac Hite and his wife Nelly, sister of President James Madison. In 1864, the Battle of Cedar Creek raged around the mansion, but it was remarkably unscathed.
Visitors can tour the restored 1797 Manor House on a guided tour (fee) and explore the plantation grounds, 1815 icehouse and smokehouse, demonstration garden designed by the Garden Club of Virginia, slave cemetery, a heritage apple orchard and museum gift shop.
336 Belle Grove Road
Middletown, VA 22645
April 1 - October 31
Mon thru Sat: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For special hours in November and December, visit their website.
Grounds are FREE
House tours: $10 with discounts for National Trust members, seniors, children and AAA members.
Belle Grove Members are FREE