This cache is located at Belmont in Stafford County. Belmont is fun and interesting place to visit. There is a little known trail on the perimeter of the property. Along this trail is where you can find mother nature and a few geocaches. As I was placing these caches I saw a variety of wildlife. There are some hilly places the trail is not too difficult and should be kid friendly.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont - The richly furnished country house and working studio of American impressionist painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932) can be seen as they appeared in the 1920s.
Gari Melchers was one of the most decorated artists of his day. Today he is relatively unknown. His unvarying ambition to reproduce the essential character of a place and its people was the key to his international success, and yet it caused him to be considered old-fashioned by the close of his career. Nevertheless, his role in the history of American painting is secured because of the legacy of his work preserved at the museum and, because, like countless other Americans who made aliving through their craft, his story testifies to the full breadth of our country's artistic vibrancy at the opening of the twentieth century.
In 1942, the artist's widow, Corinne Melchers, deeded the property and its collections to the Commonwealth of Virginia as a memorial to her husband
To access trailhead please DO NOT bushwack through the tall grass. Walk between the split rail fence and the grass along the drive on your right as you enter. That will take you around the grass to the trail head. Trail head is not marked with a sign but is very obvious. This cache is a standard woodland cache...NOT a weirdharold special cammo IPS cache. While your there see what this hidden jewel "Belmont" has to offer...enjoy the art and the history. I hope you enjoy this special place..
PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB ON ANY PART OF THE SPRING WELLS. The container is located a only few ft. off of the trail.
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