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Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting arty Christmastime kick-off

I was looking for something different to do with an artistically-minded friend who was in town from... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2018
trippygal23
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Sterling, Virginia
Beautiful home, grounds and opportunity to view amazing art

This is a must see for art lovers and also history buffs because the tour supplies so much... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
lluckyfox
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Huntington, New York
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Gari Melchers was an American artist who lived and painted at Belmont from 1916 until his death in 1932. Born in Detroit in 1860, Gari Melchers was a world famous portraitist and impressionist painter. He was headquartered in Paris, Holland, and...more
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224 Washington St, Falmouth, VA 22405-2360
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

I was looking for something different to do with an artistically-minded friend who was in town from London, England, and found this place honoring a portraitist that I'd never heard of. This place was setup in top notch fashion. It has ample parking space, great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Michelle D, Public Relations Manager at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

I am thrilled you enjoyed your visit and thankful you took the time to write a review. Hope you'll visit again!

Reviewed October 16, 2018

This is a must see for art lovers and also history buffs because the tour supplies so much background on this gifted artist and the times during which his art was created. The house was gifted intact, furnishings and records so there is so much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

I have to admit I didn’t really know who Gari Melchers was, but based on all the positive TripAdvisor reviews, we decided to visit. This is a beautiful historic home that Melchers lived in with his wife from 1916 until his death in 1932. There...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Michelle D, Public Relations Manager at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to write a review of our site!

Reviewed May 27, 2018

The Belcher house and grounds are very pretty in the springtime. We didn't tour the house but enjoyed the flower gardens.They have a few picnic tables which would make for a nice lunch spot. It's a short drive from the historic shopping area.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We knew nothing about Belmont before we bought the “Timeless Ticket” for attractions near Fredericksburg. The tour includes the historic house and the studio that artist Gail Melchers built. We were a bit pressed for time so we missed the video but the house and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Visited Gari Melchers home and studio in Fredericksburg, VA. Once a year there is free admission and many people took advantage of this. The house and studio overlook the Rappahannock River. The home and property is known as “Belmont”. A docent greeted me and provided...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

The house and paintings are beautiful and our guide was informative and fun. She really took her time with the tour. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learned about an artist we had never heard of.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MJ67890
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

I've been here twice before over the years and really love this place. The main house, the studio, the docents, and the grounds are all really fantastic. I recommend visiting in this order....watch the video in the visitor's center, then take the house tour, then...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Basil M
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

A really wonderful place to visit. Lots to see and the gift shop has lots of items available for purchase. The docents were very knowledgeable about all of the paintings and other things. The tour of the house was well worth the time. Plan to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mike W
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Guided tour of the home by a wonderful docent, Linda. The art work and furnishings are as left by the Melchers. The grounds consist of picturesque walks and gardens. Melchers studio contains more of his paintings as well as his father's sculpture. The remainder of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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GariandCorinne, Public Relations Manager at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you for your review, and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Michelle

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demejo825
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Response from VirginiaVille | Reviewed this property |
I concur that it is fine to do both in the same day, though I'd also agree that you don't want to shortchange your experience at Belmont. I brought a group of seniors to Belmont, so here are a couple things you might find... More
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