Enjoy a two-for-one trip back in time with enthusiastic docents that provide information on plantation life AND the Civil War. Our guide was careful to point out that these were two distinctly different eras and did an excellent job of transitioning back and forth between the two time periods. When touring a historic site, a knowledgeable guide makes all the difference. Our guide provided a wealth of information about the architecture, economic conditions, plantation routines, and the Civil War. The plantation was occupied by Union soldiers during the Civil War and one of the rooms was used as a hospital for a mortally wounded Confederate soldier. This scene, depicted in a painting which hangs in that room, features three Union officers in attendance (most notably General Armstrong Custer). Belle Grove has an active passionate staff that seem to be continually brainstorming ways to enhance the facility. They also have a full calendar of events which includes Civil War reenactments and other historical observations. We are hoping to return to Belle Grove in October when they will be hosting National Finals Sheep Dog Trials.
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