Gari Melchers Home and Studio, Falmouth

#59 of 309 in Museums in Virginia
Must see · Art Museum · Historic Site
He was one of the most successful painters of his time, sought out by the rich and famous. She was a beautiful, young art student, and his biggest fan. They fell in love on an ocean liner and spent their lives sharing art.

More than a hundred years later, the story of Gari and Corinne Melchers lives on in their home, Belmont. Be a part of this story. Come and explore this unique 18th century estate, tour stunning art galleries and hike the 27 acres of garden and trails. Share it with someone you love!

A National Historic Landmark, Gari Melchers Home and Studio is one of just 30 of America’s most significant artists’ spaces included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios consortium.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio is home to the official Stafford County Visitor Center which is open daily 10 am – 5 pm.

General Admission: $10

AAA members: $9

Students 18 years old and younger are admitted free with an accompanying, paying adult, limit two.

Friends of Belmont free

Current UMW staff and students free

UMW Alumni: $8, with UMW issued Alumni ID card

Group Tour Members: $10

Public Hours

April 1 through October 31, the museum is open daily 10 am – 5 pm. From November 1- March 31, the museum is open daily 10 am – 4 pm.

The garden and trails are available to enjoy free of charge everyday.
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  • This is a wonderful spot for a pandemic afternoon get away. Located half-way between DC and Richmond, just off I-95. The home and studio are both very interesting and the experience is greatly...  more »
  • So glad we went. Beautiful art, home and grounds. Great stories told by very knowledgeable docents. This is a wonderful historical attraction to experience!  more »
  • Very scenic quiet place to spend an afternoon. Great walking paths that take you down to the rappahannock river along with a lot of nice gardens on the property. We will definitely be back again.
  • Beautiful location. Museum doesn't take too long to get through. Staff was very knowledgeable. Even if you aren't an avid art fan you find it interesting.

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