- Historic Sites
Belle Grove Plantation
Belle Grove was home to the sister, Nelly Conway Madison, of President James Madison. During the Civil War, Belle Grove was at the center of the decisive Battle of Belle Grove or Cedar Creek. Today, the plantation includes the main house and gardens, original outbuildings, a classic 1918 barn, an overseer's house, the slave cemetery, a heritage apple orchard, fields and meadows, and scenic mountain views. This plantation was once a grain and livestock farm, and today, the home remains essentially unchanged. Visitors are invited to explore through this historic 18th century estate and surrounding grounds.