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Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

Falmouth, VA

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Where are we going?

Address: 224 Washington St, Falmouth, VA 22405, USA How do we get there? Number: 540-654-1015
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About this activity

Gari Melcher was one of the most successful painters of his time, so naturally he was sought after by the rich and famous!

Now, you can visit his life and home at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont.

Take a trip through history at the home of Gari and the beautiful young art student that he fell in love with. After meeting on an ocean liner, they spent their years sharing art. What a wonderful story!

Now, more than 100 years later, their legacy lives on and you can learn all about it - right in the very house it happened! Be part of the story!

The historic home dates back to at least the 1790s, but the lost deed means we will never know exactly when it was built - a little mystery in your excursion!

The home has an incredible history, with involvement in the Civil War, to numerous families growing up within it, and adding to the structure.

In addition to the home, you can tour the art and studios, where the magic happened. It also serves to showcase Melchers art, with around 1600 items in total to explore! 

The Gari Meclher Home and Studio isn't just an interior experience. There are beautiful restored gardens, as well as trails that you can spend some time enjoying. Just imagine who might have walked the same trails with you over the last few hundred years - it's fun to think about!

History, nature, art...all ready to give you a fascinating experience on your family day out in Virginia! You never know - it might even inspire you to get creative!

Activity location


From I-95

Take Falmouth-Warrenton Exit 133A
Follow U.S. Rt 17 (toward Falmouth) 1.25 miles to Washington St (just before flashing light)
Turn right into Belmont Get directions

How much does it cost?






Students 18 years & younger go free when accompanied by a paying adult. Additional students $6.00


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Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont FAQ’s

The museum is dedicated to preserving the history and work of an incredible artist.

There is a baby changing table in Museum Shop's Women's Restroom

There are four spacious picnic tables for you to enjoy, so why not bring your own lunch!

Allow at least 90 minutes for your visit, as there is a 30 minute docent led tour of the house, and then you can explore the gardens, and watch the film

The Museum Shop is a great place to pick up some art and history related items, as well as fun merchandise.

They have enriching classes and clubs for students! They offer interactive programs for groups of 10 or more - weekdays only.

There is a baby changing table in Museum Shop's Women's Restroom

It's worth taking bottled water to stay hydrated, and healthy snacks mean kids energy will last longer.

There is a concrete walkway between facilities, and the entire site is handicap accessible, except for the 2nd floor of the museum

They have a free outdoor scavenger hunt for kids - what fun!

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