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If you go: Belmont and Virginia Historic Garden Week

The Gari Melchers Home & Studio, 224 Washington St., Falmouth, Va. Call 540-654-1844 or go to Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Wednesday.

The estate is one of the homes taking part in The Garden Club of Virginia's Historic Garden Week, through April 27. Garden tour tickets vary in price, ranging from $15-$40. For a detailed schedule, go to or call 804-644-7776.

Getting there

Fredericksburg is served by Amtrak. It is about a two-hour drive from Baltimore. From Interstate 95, take Falmouth-Warrenton Exit 133A. Follow U.S. 17 (toward Falmouth) 1.25 miles to Route 1001 (Washington Street, before flashing light); turn right to Belmont.


Amy's Cafe, 103 West Cambridge St., Falmouth, 540-373-3663 or go to

Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen, 1000 Charles St., Fredericksburg, 540-373-2035 or go to

Carl's Ice Cream, 2200 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, 540-372-4457


Wingate by Wyndham, 20 Sanford Drive, Fredericksburg, 540-368-8000

Courtyard by Marriott (in the Historic District), 620 Caroline St.,Fredericksburg, Va., 540-373-8300

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