Calendar of Events


Preschool Palette Classes

Guided Woodland Hikes
Last Sunday of each month, 2 p.m.
Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

Public Programs

Annual Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 10, 6-8 pm

The evening offers the chance to tour the house and studio and enjoy the delightful interior house decorations inspired by Corinne Melchers.

In the Pavilion, members and guests will enjoy light refreshments, harp music by Heidi Stello, a cash bar, and a festive signature cocktail, the Melchers Cosmopolitan, inspired by New York’s Cosmopolitan Club, where the popular drink originated.

Admission to the Holiday Open House is free for Friends of Belmont and $10 for accompanying guests and the general public.  Reservations are required at 540/654-1830 or, by Wednesday, December 3.