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Public Events at Belle Grove Plantation

Come join us at Belle Grove Plantation during some of our exciting Special Public Events! From Living History with historic performers to Afternoon Teas and VIP Dinners, there is something for the whole family!

 

Accepting Reservations for One Hour Afternoon Tea Service
Reservations required with a 24 hour notice

Click our Online Reservation Button and view dates and areas available for Afternoon Tea at Belle Grove Plantation.

For More Information on our Afternoon Tea, please visit our Tea page.

 

SPECIAL NOTE

Belle Grove Plantation Mansion and Grounds Tours will be closed in for the following dates due to Private Events or Holidays.

Friday, September 27th to Sunday, September 29th (ParaCon)

Belle Grove Plantation will reopen on the next normal tour date. Private Events can be adding at anytime. Please visit our Tea page for Afternoon Tea dates not available. Please check our website before you come to visit for any updated dates. Thank you.

 

Upcoming Events

 

September 2019

 

ParaCon at Belle Grove Plantation
Friday, September 27th to Sunday, September 29th

Belle Grove Plantation in King George, Virginia is the historic property established in 1670 and is the birthplace of President James Madison. The current home was built in 1791 and has seen many events in American history including the Civil War.

Known as one of the Most Haunted Plantations in Virginia, Belle Grove Plantation’s haunted reputation was cemented by a visit from the TAPS team on SyFy’s Ghost Hunters in February of 2014. Many paranormal teams have followed to conduct their own investigations only to confirm the active haunting. Most recently, Belle Grove Plantation was investigated by the Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits in November of 2018.

ParaCon at Belle Grove Plantation

This paranormal and spiritual weekend kicks off with a Special VIP Friday. Early VIP Registration check in and VIP Meet and Greet Reception followed by an evening of VIP paranormal investigations.

Saturday and Sunday will offer special lectures, a Q & A Panel, Gallery Reading with paranormal and spiritual vendors with equipment and specialty items available for purchase. A full day of special events will be followed by an evening of paranormal investigations on Saturday only.
Join us as we assemble paranormal researchers and spiritual members for a three-day special event this September.

Vendor Spaces and Sponsorships Available

Are you a paranormal or spiritual vendor? We have spaces open for our ParaCon Festival!
Email us at events@bellegroveplantation.com to receive your vendor application.

 

October 2019

 

Not So Wicked Witch’s Tea Party
Saturday, October 26th
1pm

Halloween is approaching and it time for all good witches to enjoy the delights of the season. Dress in your favorite witch’s hat and take a sip from our cauldron!

Bring along your best ghoul, goblin or other worldly creatures and enjoy the trick or treats we will have in store for you!
Enjoy Ghostly Stories of Belle Grove and a few other special surprises.

Our special menu of two flavors of scones, three flavors of tea sandwiches and three flavors of petite desserts will be served with our special blends of loose-leaf tea.

Tickets

Advance Tickets – On or before September 30th – Adults -$40 / Children 5 to 12 – $20
Tickets – After September 30th – Adults – $50 / Children 5 to 12 – $30

Cancellation

You may cancel your tickets for a full refund on or before October 7th – After October 7th or no shows Tickets are non-refundable.
Weather cancellations will be issued a gift certificate for use at Belle Grove in the full amount of tickets purchased. No cash refunds for weather cancellations.

Children

We love having all ages at Belle Grove for Afternoon Tea. But we would like to limit the youngest to 5 and older please.

Dietary Concerns

Due to the nature of Afternoon Tea, we are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate gluten-free, sugar free or dairy free diets for this event.

Table Settings

We work hard to place all family and friends together. You may need to share a table with other guests as well.
 

 

Halloween Ghost Hunting Weekend
Ghost Hunting – Friday, October 25th
A Haunting Evening at Belle Grove Plantation – Saturday, October 26th
Ghost Hunting – Thursday, October 31st
One of the Most Haunted Plantations in Virginia!

The Belle Grove Plantation is a location that both chills the bone and pleases the eye. As featured on SyFy’s Ghost Hunters (2014) and Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits (2019), over three hundred years of rich history has left a haunting and eerie impression on the old plantation and the spirits of generations past still linger within the walls waiting to tell you their stories.

Full-bodied apparitions of Union Soldiers guarding the entrance, walking the grounds and lurking in the hallways have been witnessed by many guests and visitors. Guests have also seen and interacted with at least two ghost cats. Their vocal cries, brushing past people’s legs and even curling up on the pillow beside the guests as they sleep at night. The phantom felines are still seeking someone to scratch their ears.

The mischievous Jacob is a spirit of a small boy that many people have encountered. He likes to nick items from the kitchen, bounce balls up and down the hallway whilst guests are sleeping and hide around the corners. There have been EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) captured of the young boy by several paranormal investigators. Is he just looking for a good time? Perhaps you’d like to engage in a game of hide-and-seek with him!
Orbs, light anomalies, shadow figures, full-blown apparitions, lights turning on of their own volition, phantom whistling, disembodied voices—if you’re ready to experience a crossroads of spirits then the Belle Grove Plantation is waiting for you.

The only question remains—are you brave enough to do a lone vigil with the Union Soldiers standing guard over the property?

Friday Night Tickets Packages

Starting at 8pm

Ghost Hunting Experience Package

Includes:
• Ghost Hunting from 8pm to 11pm
• Exclusive Access to the Historic Mansion
• Exclusive Access to the Historic Plantation Grounds
• Exclusive Access to the Historic 1720-1750 Summer Kitchen, Icehouse and Smoke House
• Ghost Hunting Session with a Professional Paranormal Team – Fredericksburg Paranormal Research and Investigations.
• Use of our equipment or the allowance to bring your own
• Unlimited beverages available throughout the night including Coffee, Soda and Bottle Water
• Selection of snack

$50 per person

Advance Ghost Hunting Experience Package

Includes:
• Overnight Ghost Hunting from 8pm to 2am
• Exclusive Access to the Historic Mansion
• Exclusive Access to the Historic Plantation Grounds
• Exclusive Access to the Historic 1720-1750 Summer Kitchen, Icehouse and Smoke House
• Ghost Hunting Session with a Professional Paranormal Team – Fredericksburg Paranormal Research and Investigations.
• Use of our equipment or the allowance to bring your own
• Unlimited beverages available throughout the night including Coffee, Soda and Bottle Water
• Selection of snack

$75 per person

Saturday Night Tickets Packages
A Haunting Evening at Belle Grove Plantation

6pm to 2am

Join us if you dare!
Come experience Halloween at one of the most haunted plantations in Virginia!

Start your evening with a Costume Dinner at the Plantation. Haunting décor and delightful eats will get you into the mood for an evening of frightful fun. After dinner, enjoy a Gallery Reading with us resident Psychic Medium, JMarie. To finish your night, spend the evening ghost hunting with Fredericksburg Paranormal Research and Investigations.

Ghost Hunting Includes:

• Overnight Ghost Hunting from 8pm to 2am
• Exclusive Access to the Historic Mansion
• Exclusive Access to the Historic Plantation Grounds
• Exclusive Access to the Historic 1720-1750 Summer Kitchen, Icehouse and Smoke House
• Ghost Hunting Session with a Professional Paranormal Team – Fredericksburg Paranormal Research and Investigations.
• Use of our equipment or the allowance to bring your own
• Unlimited beverages available throughout the night including Coffee, Soda and Bottle Water
• Selection of snack

Advance Tickets (purchased on or before October 1st) – $90 each
General Tickets (purchased after October 1st) – $100 each

Halloween Night Tickets Packages

Starting at 8pm

Ghost Hunting Experience Package

Includes:
• Ghost Hunting from 8pm to 11pm
• Exclusive Access to the Historic Mansion
• Exclusive Access to the Historic Plantation Grounds
• Exclusive Access to the Historic 1720-1750 Summer Kitchen, Icehouse and Smoke House
• Ghost Hunting Session with a Professional Paranormal Team – Fredericksburg Paranormal Research and Investigations.
• Use of our equipment or the allowance to bring your own
• Unlimited beverages available throughout the night including Coffee, Soda and Bottle Water
• Selection of snack

$50 per person

Cancellation

Tickets are non-refundable

Dietary Concerns

We are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate dietary requests for this event.

Table Settings

We work hard to place all family and friends together. You may need to share a table with other guests as well.

November 2019

 

Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 28th
1pm

Nothing compares with the rich tradition of gathering together and celebrating the abundant of the season. Belle Grove Plantation is a great place to share that special meal with your family and friends. Thanksgiving Dinner is set in our historic mansion in a family style table. Bring family and friends or make new friends as we break bread together.

One of the best meals is one that you don’t have to worry about. Let us handle all the details from turkey to pumpkin and pecan pie.

Tickets

Advance Tickets – On or before October 31st – $50
Tickets – After October 31st – $60
Children 4 and under – $25

Cancellation

You may cancel your tickets for a full refund on or before November 4th – After November 4th or no shows Tickets are non-refundable

Dietary Concerns

Due to the number of people for Thanksgiving Dinner, we are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate gluten-free, sugar free or dairy free diets for this event.

Table Settings

We work hard to place all family and friends together. You may need to share a table with other guests as well.

Rooms

We may have rooms still available for this event. We have taken them offline for the public to hold for this event. If you wish to book a room for this event, please call us directly at 540-621-7340. We can check availability and book it over the phone for you.
 

Deck the Halls
Monday, November 25th to Friday, November 29th

 

December 2019

 

Holiday Tours at Historic Belle Grove Plantation
All of December
Tours conducted Monday to Sunday
1pm to 4pm

There is nothing so beautiful then to see Belle Grove Plantation’s historic mansion dressed for the holidays. Starting on the day after Thanksgiving, groups of amazing designers come together to bring the magic alive. Each room is selected by a group to decorate and each are a masterpiece to behold.

As you tour the mansion, we ask that you please select one room that touches your heart. At the end of your tour, we ask you to please vote for your favorite. At the end of December, we will total up the votes and award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to our Deck the Hall groups.

We invite you to and get into the holiday spirit with a tour of the mansion during the month of December. We are open to the public for tours Monday to Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. No reservations are required and no schedule of tours to remember. Just come and enjoy the wonders of it all. Please note, we ask that you please check our website for closed date due to weather or private events before coming. These can be found on our home page, tour page and calendar page.

Tickets

Ticket are purchased at the door. No advance online tickets for this event
Holiday Tours – $15
Holiday for children 5 to 12 years – $10
Holiday Tours for children 4 and under – Free

 

Brunch with Santa
Saturday, December 7th
11am to 1pm

Santa Claus has taken time out of his busy schedule to make a special stop at Belle Grove Plantation this December! He will be arriving during our brunch for last minute toy requests and photos with all the good little boys and girls.

Brunch with Santa will kick off our Holiday Season with our beautifully decorated mansion and Holiday Teas. Brunch is at 11am with Santa arriving at 12pm. He will be available for visits and photos until 1pm.

Tickets

Advance Tickets – On or before October 31st – $40
Tickets – After October 31st – $50

Cancellation

You may cancel your tickets for a full refund on or before October 31st – After October 31st or no shows Tickets are non-refundable

Dietary Concerns

We are not able to accommodate gluten-free, sugar free or dairy free diets for this event.

Table Settings

We work hard to place all family and friends together. You may need to share a table with other guests as well.
 

Holiday Tea and Tour
Saturday, December 14th
1pm to 3pm

Come join us for a delightful afternoon in our historic mansion fully decked out for Christmas. Tea and delicious foods will help get you into the holiday spirit. Enjoy our Afternoon Tea and take a tour of our historic mansion is one of the most delightful times of the year.
Our special menu of two flavors of scones, three flavors of tea sandwiches and three flavors of petite desserts will be served with our special blends of loose-leaf tea.

Tickets

Advance Tickets – On or before November 11th – $45
Tickets – After November 11th – $55

Cancellation

You may cancel your tickets for a full refund on or before November 25th – After November 25th or no shows Tickets are non-refundable

Dietary Concerns

Due to the nature of Afternoon Tea, we are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate gluten-free, sugar free or dairy free diets for this event.

Table Settings

We work hard to place all family and friends together. You may need to share a table with other guests as well.
 

Private Holiday Tea and Tours
Month of December and First Week of January
Reservations Times 1pm or 2:30pm

Traditions start with a lasting memory of a cherished time with loved ones. One of those traditions that has become a part of Belle Grove Plantation’s long history is a visit to our decorated mansion each year for a Holiday tea and tour with family and friends. Each year, we create a special Holiday Menu for our afternoon tea followed by a walk through our historic mansion that has been loving decorated by volunteers each year. Each room is thought out a year in advance and displayed with pride by our dedicated friends of Belle Grove. We invite you to start your own tradition of coming for an annual holiday cup of cheer with Belle Grove and create your own history to remember.

Special Note
Reservations do not last long. Please book early.
If you have a group of 10 or more, we ask you to please contact us directly at 540-621-7340 to arrange a private tea party for you.