Pleasant Grove Park

Fluvanna's crown jewel: Pleasant Grove Park

Pleasant Grove history is associated with many of the “founding families” of Fluvanna County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Over one hundred and fifty years ago, William Douglas Haden purchased property which today is simply known as Pleasant Grove Park. The 1854 Pleasant Grove House is the only one of its kind seen from the road along Highway 53. Although much like many other contemporary houses in Virginia in plan, its place in the County’s agrarian landscape and its role in the County’s social and economic history are significant. Pleasant Grove was a vibrant and active farming operation, producing wheat, corn, oats and tobacco. Plantations similar to Pleasant Grove depended on the Rivanna bateaux and canal boats to transport harvested tobacco crops and the locally milled corn, wheat, and oat flour downriver to Richmond markets and warehouses.

Pleasant Grove House Museum

Visitors can tour the 1854 home, browse the exhibit galleries or visit our reading room to learn more about Fluvanna's history at 271 Pleasant Grove Drive, Palmyra, VA 22963.

Pleasant Grove House Museum & Visitor Center
271 Pleasant Grove Drive 
Palmyra, VA 22963
Phone: 434-589-2016


Pleasant Grove Park has over 22 miles of hiking, horse and biking trails. Trails have two main trail heads with various locations you can begin the trails. The Eastern Trail Head has the Fitness Trail

Dog Park

The Pleasant Grove Dog Park is the perfect spot for ​our four legged residents to play with friends! The Dog Park is located at the Eastern Trail Head on Route 53, near Palmyra


The Pleasant Grove Park is the home for athletics of all ages. The park has an 18-hole disc golf course, free for resident use. Discs are available for rental for $5 from the Pleasant Grove House.


The park also has multiuse fields for soccer and football and two diamonds for baseball and softball. Future plans include additional multiuse fields and two more diamonds.

Picnic Pavilions

The Pleasant Grove Park has multiple picnic pavilions and a pole barn available to rent. Picnic pavilions are available for groups under 50 people. The pole barn area can accommodate groups larger than 50 people.

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