By Barbara and Kenneth Beem, For The Baltimore Sun
12:36 PM EDT, April 18, 2013
The Gari Melchers Home & Studio, 224 Washington St., Falmouth, Va. Call 540-654-1844 or go to garimelchers.umw.edu. 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 vagardenweek.org or call 804-644-7776.
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 amyscafefalmouth.com
Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen, 1000 Charles St., Fredericksburg, 540-373-2035 or go to ciaopoppyhill.com
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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