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!

Wine and Beer Enthusiast!

Check out our VIP Wine Tasting and VIP Brewery Tasting Tours!
For More Information and to Request Your Tour – Click Here!


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

Friday, July 21st

Saturday, August 5th

We will reopen on the next tour date after the events.

Private Events can be adding at anytime. Please check our website before you come to visit for any updated dates. Thank you.


July 2017


Red, White and Blue Rock Hunting Contest

July 1st to July 31st

Belle Grove Plantation, birthplace of President James Madison will be hosting a very special Rock Hunting Contest throughout the month of July. This special event, which is open to the public at no cost will be starting on July 1st.

How it works:

Each day, Belle Grove Plantation will be presenting a clue on our Rockin’ at Belle Grove Plantation and Belle Grove Plantation at Port Conway Facebook pages to find a special painted rock. This rock could be hidden in King George, Westmoreland or Caroline Counties as well as Fredericksburg. The goal is to find the most rocks. As a rock is found, you will need to post a photo and announce you found it.

There will be trophies for the top three “Master Rock Collectors”.

There’s one more thing! At the beginning of the month, Belle Grove Plantation will hide a very special rock called the “Golden Madison”. Each day a clue will be given to its location. The person who finds the “Golden Madison” will win a free overnight stay in the Madison Suite at Belle Grove Plantation.

How you can get involved:

On Thursday, June 29th from 4pm to 8pm, Belle Grove Plantation will host a special Ladies Night Out Rock Painting and Pot Luck at Belle Grove Plantation. Ladies, bring your talent and help us create these mini-masterpieces for our “Master Rock Collectors”!

On Sunday, July 9th from 12pm to 4pm, Belle Grove Plantation will host a special All Ages Rock Painting Day. These beautiful rocks will become part of our “Rock Hunt” on Saturday, July 15th during our Red, White and Blue Breakfast and Rock Hunting.

To attend either of these Rock Painting Parties, please email us at It will be important to RSVP so we have enough supplies please.

Stop by one of our donation locations and drop a donation in the Red, White and Blue jars!

Why we are doing this:

Belle Grove Plantation is a historic landmark and as such we are always working to raise funds for our non-profit, the James Madison Belle Grove Foundation. This foundation has a PRIME Mission to preserve, restore, improve, maintain and educate the public about Belle Grove and its Amazing American History.

Through the month of July, Belle Grove Plantation will be conducting our Red, White and Blue Fundraiser. We will be placing donation jars in local businesses to help continue to raise the needed funds for this foundation. Through our events, such as the Red, White and Blue Breakfast and donation jars, we hope to raise $10,000 in the month of July. These donations will go towards our current project, the restoration of our 1720 Summer Kitchen, Ice House and Smokehouse. The total cost to restore just the Summer Kitchen and Smokehouse is $200,000. The foundation has raise just $12,000.
We will be kicking off our new Facebook page, Rockin’ at Belle Grove Plantation very soon. Please join us for a great month of fun and help us save Belle Grove Plantation’s history.

Red, White and Blue Breakfast and Kids Rock Hunting

Saturday, July 15th
Breakfast – 8am to 12pm
Kids Rock Hunting – 1pm

Join us for our “Red, White and Blue Breakfast and Kids Rock Hunt” on Saturday, July 15th starting at 8am.

We will be serving our Red, White and Blue Waffles with sausage, coffee and juice. Reservations are required. Breakfast will be served from 8am to 12pm. The cost will be $25 per person. A single waffle for children under the age of 5 will be available for $10 per child. We are sorry, we are not available to accommodate dietary requirements for this special breakfast.

To make reservations for breakfast, please purchase your tickets through our online store

At 1pm, we will have our Kids Rock Hunting at Belle Grove Plantation. We will be hiding rocks on the property at Belle Grove Plantation for children 12 years and younger. Come find rocks to add to your collection! Prizes will be given to each child that participates. Reservations are required so we know our head count.

To make reservations for the Kids Rock Hunt, please email us at with your name and the number of children coming.

Psychic Weekend with JMarie

Saturday, July 22nd
Sunday, July 23rd

Half Hour Private Readings
Saturday – 10am to 12:30pm / 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Sunday – 10am to 11:30am / 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ghost Hunting with JMarie – $25 per person
Saturday – 8pm to 9:30pm

Throughout childhood JMarie was always searching for a connection with her own mother who was on Spirit side. Though her gifts were there, it wasn’t until many years later when her awakening would begin after some unexpected life changes.

She herself felt compelled to seek out a medium, allowing her to hear those messages she had always longed for from her mother, that would forever change her life. This leading her to find her renewed faith, spirituality and development of her own Spiritual gifts.

Through her development for the past few years, she has found that she not only connects with your loved ones, but works with guides, angels and past lives as well. She finds that the Divine aids her throughout her readings, bringing in and connecting with the Link of Love.

To give you an overview of JMarie, she is an Evidential Spiritual Psychic Medium, Reiki Practitioner, and an Ordained Minister. As she connects with the link of love, using evidence for validation, she finds that the evidence can be anything from birthdays, personalities, memories, names, remote viewing and more. All depending on the connection and link I have with your particular loved one(s) from the Spirit side of life.

In every sitting/reading, the process is the same, yet different. There are several ways a person in Spirit can communicate, and it’s all about how your loved one(s) feel it’s easier to connect with me. Whether that is seeing, hearing, feeling, etc.

The process of Mediumship / Psychism is like a puzzle, one that is filled with smiles, tears, love, memories, and more as we place the pieces together throughout your sitting/reading. She offers a unique style of card reading to accompany psychism, connecting with your loved ones, guides, and more. She enjoys using Reiki Energy if Spirit directs us to do so, to help in balancing your energy, centering, clearing of chakras, aura, and aiding in the healing of ailments and uses the energy when viewing and/or clearing past lives and more.

She finds that in her readings, its a moment to recreate a memory, a moment…… Bringing your loved ones to sit with you once again.
JMarie will be coming to Belle Grove Plantation for two days of Private Readings and a Group Session. Due to popular demand, we have set all private readings at 30 minutes and will only have one person in the session at a time. The Group Session will be one hour.


Overnight Suites
We currently have two suites available for Saturday, July 22nd. If you wish to book the Madison or Turner for this night, please contact us directly. We have taken the suites offline for the use of our Psychic weekend guests.

Psychic Weekend Policies

Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled time.

Readings are one person session only. Please do not bring family or friends to wait for you. If you bring additional people, they will be asked to wait in your car.

Due to popularity of this event, we are only offering one appointment per person. Please do not purchase two half hours to get a one hour appointment.

During the Private Reading Session, Belle Grove Plantation’s mansion will be open for tours from 1pm to 4pm. If you wish to tour the mansion, you are more than welcome to do so before or after your session. The mansion tour is 45 minutes and costs $15 per adult.

You may cancel your reservation up to Saturday, July 15th for a full refund. Cancellations or no shows on or after Sunday, July 16th will be non-refundable.

August 2017


Discovering Your Gifts Within with JMarie

Saturday, August 12th
10am to 5pm
Sunday, August 13th
10am to 4pm

SOLD OUT – We will be scheduling an additional class soon!

2-Day Intensive Workshop for Students of ALL Levels

Concepts covered will include but not be limited to:

• Tapping into your own inner psychic
• Meditations
• Balancing your energy centers/auras
• Connecting to the Spirit World and Mediumship
• Meeting your Spirit Guides
• Reading Energies through Items and Photos/Psychometry
• Learning and Working with the 3 Claire’s
• And Much More!

All students are asked to bring at least 1 picture of someone who has passed away. (You may bring more than one)
All students are asked to bring 3 small objects. They may belong to someone living, such as yourself or family, or have belonged to someone who is in Spirit.


$200 per person with a light lunch

Refund for Purchase
You may receive a full refund of your purchase up to 8 days before the event. We are sorry, 7 days or less your purchase is nonrefundable.

Special for Overnight Guests

Book an overnight stay on Saturday and have breakfast with JMarie on Sunday! To book your stay, please call us directly at 540-621-7340. Rooms are blocked online to the online public.

We have only one room left for Saturday night – Madison at $245
September 2017

Spirits Festival

Saturday, September 9th
12pm to 6pm

Art – Wine – Distilled Spirits
Bands – Food Trucks
Specialty Vendors

Come experience the pleasures of the palate from featured Virginia Wineries and Distilleries. Enjoy live music from regional bands, delicious food options, unique artisans and crafters and sign-up for a corn hole tournament. Beer will be available to purchase by the glass.

All proceeds from this event go to benefit the James Madison Belle Grove Foundation. This non-profit organization is committed to assist in the preservation, restoration, improvement, maintenance and education of the public about Belle Grove Plantation and its amazing American History.

Belle Grove Plantation, birthplace of President James Madison, is a historic Virginia Landmark set on a sprawling 694 acres. Walk in the steps of history while enjoying the beauty of the grounds. Bring your lawn chair and tent or shelter and enjoy an afternoon on the banks of the Rappahannock River. Tents & Shelters must be weighted and secured or will be asked to be removed.

Purchase Tickets On-line

All guest 21 and over are $25 advanced and $30 at the door.

Parking is FREE

Tickets include access to the festival, free sample wine glass, wines and distilled spirits samples, great live music and delicious food options.

Designated driver/Under 21

Tickets On-line or at the door are $10. Parking is FREE

The Designated Drive/Under 21 tickets has access to the festival, all the vendors, great live music and delicious food options.

Kids 12 and under are FREE

House Tours
Tours of the mansion at Belle Grove are available for $10 per person.

Corn Hole Tournament
Entry Fee
Advance Registration before September 9th
$30 per couple or $15 per person looking for a partner

At the Door Registration on September 9th
$40 per couple or $25 per person looking for a partner

50/50 Raffle Tickets
$5 each or 5 for $20


Spirits Festival Vendors

A. Smith Bowman Distillery

Belle Isle Premium Moonshine

Caret Cellars

Catoctin Creek Distilling

Cherry Hill Catering

Chesapeake Bay Distillery

Denson’s Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar

General’s Ridge Vineyard

Chillin & Grillin Shack Restaurant & Catering

Mattaponi Winery

Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery

Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery

Beverley Ribinator

Twin Creeks Distillery

Vault Field

Virginia Distillery Company

Vitae Spirits Distillery