Is the home and studio in historic Fredericksburg old town? Is it feasible to have a group tour of Gari Melchers home and a tour of Kenmore Mansion in the same day? I would be bringing a seniors' group tour from St. Mary's MD and would need to leave Fredericksburg by 3:15 p.m. to avoid the Nice Bridge traffic.
7 de Abril de 2016|
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I concur that it is fine to do both in the same day, though I'd also agree that you don't want to shortchange your experience at Belmont. I brought a group of seniors to Belmont, so here are a couple things you might find... Mais
I concur that it is fine to do both in the same day, though I'd also agree that you don't want to shortchange your experience at Belmont. I brought a group of seniors to Belmont, so here are a couple things you might find helpful. 1) The house does not have an elevator, so access to the second level is only by a long staircase. For those folks who can't do stairs, they have a bench for waiting in the foyer, and will show a video on what's upstairs. 2) For people who can't stand very long, the house tour has a couple very handy walking canes that fold out into seats. They are in the foyer by the front door. 3) The grounds will be beautiful in May, with many blooming plants and river views from the garden. The paths are pea gravel and anyone with a walker or wheelchair may need assistance navigating that surface. 4) There isn't a restaurant at Belmont, but if the weather is fine it would be a fabulous place to picnic, lots of outdoor spaces to sit. 5) The museum and studio are wonderful, but again be prepared to stand. There is also a short staircase to access one part of the museum. If there is one critique I have of Belmont it's that there are some small access issues for people with physical limitations. Other than that, a truly special gem.