Belle Grove celebrates opening day

Kris kringle outdoor market

Belle Grove Plantation’s Opening Day for the 2022 season is today.

From 10 am to 4 pm, admission is free to the grounds and museum.

This season will feature the new exhibit Unearthing Enslaved Lives at Belle Grove.

From 2015-2019 archaeologists excavated over 60,000 artifacts from the Enslaved Quarter Site.

This helped them learn how the over 270 enslaved people lived at the plantation and their effect on the history and economy of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Belle Grove’s Kris Kringle Market

Kris kringle outdoor market

The Belle Grove Plantation is hosting the Kris Kringle Outdoor Market from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

After the success from last year, they made it bigger and better.

This weekend will feature a visit from Santa Clause, a petting zoo, a wreath making class, live music, and a free ballet performance.

Food, warm beverages, and crafts from local artisans will be for sale.

Admission is free to the market but the regular fee still applies for a tour of the home.

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