Tours

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Candlelight Ghost Walk Tours

Is Belle Grove Plantation Haunted? Many people and paranormal teams have tried to answer this questions. Even the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters has investigated. All that come away have the same answer . . . there is definitely something there.

We have seen apparitions. We have heard voices and sounds. We have seen a ball of light in broad daylight! We have photographs that just can’t be explained.

Come join our Friday and Saturday night Candlelight Ghost Walk Tour to see and hear about the experiences and stories of the plantation. This is a family friendly tour for people and spirits of all ages. Our tour gives you a walk about of the plantation grounds as our guide explains the different experiences and a little history of this 1670 historic plantation.

We encourage you to bring your digital camera on our tour and snap some photos. You never know what will show up!

Candlelight Ghost Walk Tours
Friday and Saturday only starting at 7:00pm
This tour requires reservations

This tour is a guided tour throughout the grounds and church cemetery. This tour does not enter the mansion. Belle Grove Plantation does strive to provide the best possible accessibility to the mansion and grounds to meet our visitors’ diverse abilities and needs. However tours at Belle Grove Plantation do involve a fair amount of standing and walking. Most areas do not have chairs or benches.

Candlelight Ghost Walk Tours Information

Our Candlelight Ghost Walk Tours will meet at the arrival area portico at 7pm.
 
Our Candlelight Ghost Walk Tour is conducted by an in character guide who will lead you around Belle Grove Plantation and Emmanuel Episcopal Church cemetery by candlelight while sharing eerie and true stories of ghostly experiences that have occurred on this historic plantation.
 
Our Candlelight Ghost Walk Tour is family friendly. Due to others being a part of this tour, we are sorry, we are not a pet friendly tour.
 
Our Candlelight Ghost Walk Tour stories are based on true experiences that have occurred on the plantation over the last four years. There are no “spirit actors” that will jump out.
 
Our Candlelight Ghost Walk Tour is a non-smoking tour.
 
If a guest arrives under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, they will be asked to leave with no refund.
 
Our Candlelight Ghost Walk Tour is an outside tour. Walking and standing is involved. If we are rained out, we will offer a full refund or schedule you to the next available Candlelight Ghost Walk Tour.
 
To help us start on time, we ask that you arrive only 15 minutes early. We start at 7pm sharp.
 
Our Candlelight Ghost Walk Tour may be cancelled up to 2 days before the tour. If you need to cancel before 2 days, a full refund will be given or reschedule for another date. If you cancel less than 2 days before the tour or are a no-show to the tour, your purchase is non-refundable.
 
While we would love for you to have a ghostly experience while on our tour, we can not guarantee you will have one. The Ghosts of Belle Grove Plantation are friendly, but not always available.
 

Tour Prices

$10.00 – Adults

$5.00 – Children 5 and under

We are sorry, no discounted tickets for this tour.

Interested in a tour outside of our normal hours? Email us at information@bellegroveplantation.com and schedule a private tour! 20 person minimum for private tours, please.

 

SPECIAL NOTE
Belle Grove Plantation Mansion and Grounds Tours will be closed in September for the following dates

Saturday, September 12th

due to Private Events. We will reopen on the next tour date after the events.

Please check our website before you come to visit for any updated dates.

 

Purchase Tickets

There is no physical ticket required. You do not need to pick up a ticket or have it shipped to you.

Please list the names of those attending in the comment section of your order.

 
 

Looking for more that just ghost stories?
Purchase your tickets for our Paranormal Nights 2015

 

Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st from 8pm to 4am

Join Southeastern Virginia Paranormal Investigation’s team and be a true Ghost Hunter for the night!

 

Looking for more that just ghost stories, but not as extreme as Ghost Hunting?
Purchase your tickets for our Psychic Medium Weekend with Dr. Angela Holocker

 

Thursday, October 22nd, Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th

30 minutes – Single Person Reading – $60

30 minutes – Two Person Reading – $90

60 minutes – Single Person Reading – $90

60 minutes – Two Person Reading – $135

Group Session – Saturday, October 24th – 7pm – $140

 

Email us at information@bellegroveplatation.com for available day and times.

 

Parking

Parking is free and available on the left side driveway along the tree line.

Questions?

Please email us at information@bellegroveplantation.com or call 540-621-7340

 
 

Mansion and Grounds Tours

 

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Explore the Mansion and Grounds where a President was born!

Come walk the grounds where President James Madison drew his first breath. Take in the grounds where James Madison’s mother, Eleanor Rose “Nelly” Conway Madison was born, grew up and returned to have James. Walk through the mansion that Union soldiers forced a family from to take it as a Union Headquarters. Stand in the bowling green where Union soldiers set up camp. View where John Wilkes Booth rode the ferry across the Rappahannock River on the way to Garrett’s Farm. Learn about the Union detachment pursuing John Wilkes Booth stopping to rest, eat and sleep at the plantation. Stand in the Grand Hallway where one of those officers slept.

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See Our Antiques in their Natural Habitant

As you walk through Belle Grove Plantation’s mansion, you will feel instantly transported back with our period antiques. Each room is filled with antiques that reflect a time in the history of this grand Southern plantation.

Our collection was started in April 2013 and has continued to grow. From pieces that were found in antique shopping trips to antique auction, each piece tells us a story of the past. Our collection include very special donated pieces from individuals who wish their pieces to be a part of this very grand landmark. Each of these donated pieces from our candelabras in the parlor to the pewter chess set in the library have come to us with very unique stories that will live on as part of Belle Grove Plantation.

Belle Grove Field

We invite you to come and experience the sights and sounds of a true Southern Plantation.
Tours
Fall / Winter Hours (October – March)  Thursday – Sunday  1:00pm to 4:00pm
Spring / Summer Hours (April – September) Wednesday – Sunday  1:00pm to 4:00pm

Guided tour through the mansion

Grounds are open for self guided viewing with restrictions on the Outbuildings and Caretakers home.

Interested in a tour outside of our normal hours? Call and schedule a private tour! 5 person minimum for private tours, please.

Belle Grove Plantation does strive to provide the best possible accessibility to the mansion and grounds to meet our visitors’ diverse abilities and needs. However tours at Belle Grove Plantation do involve a fair amount of standing, walking, and stairs. Chairs are provided within rooms for those that can not stand.

 

SPECIAL NOTE
Belle Grove Plantation Mansion and Grounds Tours will be closed in September for the following dates

Saturday, September 12th

due to Private Events. We will reopen on the next tour date after the events.

Please check our website before you come to visit for any updated dates.

 

Tour Prices

$10.00 – Adults

$5.00 – Children under 12

Free – Children under 4

Senior Citizen and Military (Active and Retired) Discounts – $8.00

Group Tours available – see below

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are sold at the mansion. They may be purchased with a credit card or by exact cash. We do not maintain cash in the mansion.

Parking

Parking is free and available on the left side driveway along the tree line.

Questions?

Please email us at information@bellegroveplantation.com or call 540-621-7340

 

Adult Group Tours

Come spend the day where great men and women walked.

James Madison, George Washington and many more have walked these grounds. From the beginning history of America, Belle Grove Plantation has stood witness to it all. Touched by colonial expansion from Europe and by Civil War, Belle Grove Plantation has played a part in the creation of a nation.

Belle Grove Plantation offers group tours for 20 or less people.

Tour Price

$5.00 – for groups of 10 or more (minimum – 10)

Luncheons are available for an additional charge. Cost is determined by the catered menu.

Please email us at information@bellegroveplantation.com to schedule you group tour and to discuss luncheon options. We ask for at least two weeks advance reservations for groups.

Student Field Trips

Sharing the history of Belle Grove Plantation with students helps a new generation to come to understand what life was like at Belle Grove Plantation.

At this time, we are working on creating a program to offer a view into the life on a Southern Plantation.

We hope to offer this soon.

 

Pictures provided by Chamberlin Photography, Rebekah Beasley Photographs & DG Photography