Come, Explore Creativity
Welcome to Belmont, home of American artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne. This 27-acre estate features the historic home, art studio and galleries, tours, gardens, historic buildings and several miles of walking trails.
Belmont is home to a wide variety of events scheduled throughout the year.
Life’s biggest moments are worth celebrating. Whether a lively reception, seated dinner, or corporate retreat, your unforgettable occasion begins at Gari Melchers Home & Studio.
The stunning venue sits on 27 acres of land situated on a ridge overlooking the Rappahannock River. The intimate space offers floor to ceiling windows and opens onto a charming garden terrace.
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The Museum Shop at Belmont is the official home of the Stafford County Visitor Center, where visitors can find information about Stafford County attractions, restaurants, hotels and other amenities.
“This is a ‘YOU CAN’T MISS THIS!’ attraction! Even if you aren’t that in to art – the history, beauty of the home and grounds are worth experiencing. But, if you are an artist or just an art lover (like me) you will definitely enjoy spending some significant time at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio. Staff were very engaging and well informed – this stop was the highlight of a day spent in and around Fredericksburg for me!”
— Pat B., Tripadvisor
“My husband and I are on a three week of the southern states … we come from London, have travelled extensively- loving history and art especially. Finding Belmont was a dream come true. We fell in love with the mansion and gardens. But most of all we discovered a wonderful artist … Gari Melchers. His work is extraordinary and I really hope he has an exhibition in London!! I shall be spreading the word…”
— @largogoldoni, Tripadvisor
“This place is all the more impressive because Gari Melchers is a virtual unknown a century after he was creating works, which is crazy, because this man’s work is seriously gorgeous. The home itself is exquisite and our guide Trudy was so knowledgeable and answered every question with ease. The grounds are lovely and the studio and gallery are enough to make your mouth fall open.” So happy we visited here!— Naomi, Google My Business
“Very nice and historic local venue. Has a lot of character and is a perfect size. The grounds are elegant and couldn’t have asked for anything nicer. Perfect place to host any type of get together.”
— Craig, Wedding Wire