Our Thanks

The house is occasionally open as part of a fundraiser or special event designed to benefit the community and/or a non-profit organization, otherwise tours are by appointment only.  As this is a private residence, please provide at least 48 hours notice (more is greatly appreciated!) and we will do our best to accommodate your request. 

Any upcoming public events will be noted on this page (see Upcoming Events below). 

Thank you for your interest!  Dan & Susan

Our Sincere Thanks

We extend our sincere thanks to the following people and organizations for their invaluable assistance and support (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Sarah Edwards, Preservation Consultant
  • Bob and Betsy Eggleston
  • Jeff and Beverley Evans
  • Joanie Evans, Architectural Historian, Virginia Department of Historic Resources
  • Tom and Donna (Kline) Farrish
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Historical Society
  • Hite Family Association
  • Mary Bob Holm
  • Gene Holsinger
  • Carolyn Jackson, descendant of George Chrisman's brother Isaac (1736-1776)
  • Kevin J. Jones, DVM
  • Bart Kasten, Ampersand Heating & Cooling
  • Paul and Claire Klender
  • Janet and Ronald Kline
  • Ken R. Knopp (Author of Confederate Saddle & Horse Equipment)
  • Kristen Laise, Executive Director of Belle Grove Plantation (2013 to present)
  • Peter Lysy, Senior Archivist and Records Center Manager, Archives of the University of Notre Dame
  • Elizabeth McClung, Executive Director of Belle Grove Plantation (1996-2013)
  • William H. McGuffin
  • Henry "Mac" McKenney, Mint Spring, VA
  • The ladies at the Menno Simons Historical Library, Eastern Mennonite University
  • Alexandra "Allie" Orton, Researcher for NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?
  • The 2009 Poplar Forest Architectural Restoration Field School team, Forest, VA
  • Preservation Trades Network
  • Preservation Virginia
  • Jeff Price and his team at Virginia Lime Works, Monroe, VA
  • Marty Seibel, Director/Founder of Black Raven Paranormal and BRP investigative team members Audrey Bess, Dale Chestnut and Michael Hottle.
  • George W. Shaver, III
  • Jim and Robyn (Chrisman) Sheely
  • Shenandoah Valley Rural Heritage Foundation
  • Elizabeth (Betsy) Coles Umstattd


UPCOMING EVENTS: There are no upcoming public events scheduled at this time.


Home Tour of Pre-Civil War Homes on Linville Creek, Northern Rockingham County
Presented by Family & Community Education Organization
Sunday, October 9, 2005

Hite Family House Tour
Presented by the Hite Family Association & Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, VA as part of the triennial Hite Family Reunion
July 29 & 30, 2006; July 25 & 26, 2009; July 29, 2012; July 25, 2015

Architectural House Tour, “Three Centuries of Houses in Rockingham County”
Presented by the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
Sunday, October 7, 2007

Architectural House Tour, "Domestic Architectural History of Rockingham County"
Presented for class of James Madison University's Life Long Learning Institute 
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

DAR Meeting. Luncheon & House Tour
Daughters of the American Revolution, Massanutton Chapter  
Lunch provided by Fort Harrison, Inc., Dayton, VA
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Paranormal Investigation 
Conducted by Black Raven Paranormal team headed by Director/Founder, Marty Seibel
Saturday-Sunday, January 7-8, 2012
Meeting and Colonial Lighting Demonstration
Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, Fort Harrison Chapter
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Historic House Tour
Boy Scout Troop 38 (Bridgewater, VA)
Sunday, September 29, 2013

Private Wedding
Saturday, October 12, 2013

Private Wedding
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rosetta Stone, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of language-learning software, has used the house as a photo shoot location on two occasions. Images in our Photo Gallery are from the October 2008 shoot and are copyright of Rosetta Stone.



Circa 1787 George Chrisman House: A Virginia and National Historic Landmark

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