Can you think of a better way to enjoy time with friends than with a tour of Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont? Often described as a hidden gem, our site has something for everyone ─ antiques, art, history, gardens, and a beautiful museum shop.
The ladies of Heart of Virginia visited us in late March for one of these outings. They began their day by watching our orientation film and taking a docent-led tour of Gari and Corinne Melchers’ historic home filled with all their treasured belongings. From there they moved to the Studio where they were introduced to Melchers’ art then allowed to explore the three galleries at their own pace. Belmont has the largest collection of Melchers’ artwork in the world so there’s always something new to see! A delicious catered, family-style lunch in our light-filled pavilion followed by an illustrated talk given by our curator topped off their day. Many in the group vowed to return with their spouses.
We offer group tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm and request a minimum of 15 people with a 21 day advance registration confirmation. Group tours are $10 per person; tour leader and bus driver are free. We also have several group tour enhancements to choose from: Guided Garden Tour, Curator Talk, and Lunch.
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