Virtual Belle Grove


Studying and engaging with history is exciting because there’s always more to learn, always more to uncover, and always more to interpret. One of our goals with this site is to share what we’re learning, uncovering, and interpreting with you in real time.

So welcome to Virtual Belle Grove – we’re glad that you’re here.

Our first exhibit is all about Ann.

Belle Grove has a collection of letters that Ann Tunstall Maury Hite both wrote and received, which provide a glimpse into what life may have been like in the Shenandoah Valley during the early 1800s. This exhibit explores Mrs. Hite’s life through her own words, from her family, to her faith, to her views on the enslaved workers at Belle Grove.