Belmont Hall

Belmont Hall, a Georgian mansion built in 1773, is one of the most treasured and historic houses in Delaware.  Surrounded by spacious grounds and beautiful gardens, Belmont is a fascinating place to  visit.  Arrange a tour or come to one of our special events where you will learn about local and state history, hear stories about the people who have called Belmont home, and enjoy the pleasant grounds.

This magnificent mansion surrounded by stately trees, rolling lawns, and lovely gardens is available to make your own special event a lifetime memory.  Imagine holding your business meeting or entertaining guests at a party or wedding at this unique setting. Read more…


Join the Friends of Belmont Hall

Join us in becoming an active member.  Working together we can meet the goals of  the mission of the Friends of Belmont Hall.

The Friends of Belmont Hall are always looking for volunteers!  We need office assistants, gardeners, rental monitors, helpers at special events, and more!  You will learn more about history, enjoy helping in  beautiful surroundings, and have fun, too!

Next meetings:

Wednesday April 20th at 7:00 pm at Belmont Hall

Wednesday May 18th at 7:00 pm at Belmont Hall

 The Friends of Belmont Hall holds meetings on the third Wednesday of most months.  Please join us!

See  About Friends of Belmont Hall

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2nd Delaware Volunteer Infantry

School of the Soldier

      Sat. April 2 & Sun. April 3 on the Grounds of Belmont Hall

Bring children to learn first hand about the Civil War!

Saturday evening candlelight tour of camp! 

Firing demonstrations!

There is no charge to visit this Civil War re enactment event at Belmont Hall.

The Living History Society of Delaware and the Friends of Belmont Hall

proudly invite the public to attend the 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteer

Infantry’s annual School of the Soldier, which will be held on the

grounds of historic Belmont Hall in Smyrna, Delaware on Saturday April 2

and Sunday April 3.

Come and see the new recruits and veteran troops drill, practice firearm

safety and provide firing demonstrations for the public. Also, come

to learn about the life and experiences of soldiers and civilians

during the Antebellum and Civil War periods.

 

The itinerary for this event is as follows:

SATURDAY APRIL 2, 2016

9:00 AM – Military Courtesy Instruction
10:00 AM – Firearm Safety Instruction
10:30 AM – Firearms Proficiency Test
11:00 AM – Firearms Cleaning / Rounds Making Instruction

INDIVIDUAL SQUAD INSTRUCTION (PARTS 1 & 2)
12:45 PM – Part 1: Positions, Facings, Movements without Arms
2:00 PM – Part 2: Manual of Arms, Loading, Firings, Direct, Oblique, By File & By Rank
4:00 PM – Firing Demonstration
5:00 PM – Dinner
8:00 PM – Candlelight Tour of Camps

SUNDAY APRIL 3, 2016

COMPANY INSTRUCTION (PART 3)
9:00 AM – Instruction Provided in 4 Lessons
Lesson 1: The Direct March, the Oblique March & the Different Steps

           Lesson 2: The March by the Flank
Lesson 3: The Principles of Wheeling
Lesson 4: Company Into Line
11:00 AM – Firing Demonstration

 

The Living History Society of Delaware is dedicated to

honoring and keeping alive the history of Delaware

through Civil-War era re-enactments, living history

demonstrations and public education.

The 2nd Delaware members have participated in reenactments in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, and as far away as Shiloh, Tennessee. We strive for authenticity and a correct portrayal of soldiers and civilians of the Civil War period.

Event could be cancelled in the case of rain.

 

Historic Belmont Hall Tours

Belmont Hall will be open for historic tours

     during the School of the Soldier on

Saturday April 2   10 – noon & 1 – 2 pm

Sunday April 3  11 – 2 pm                

 Reservations are not required.

Tours of the house:

  $3.00  adults            $ 1.00 children K – 12

Members of the Friends of Belmont Hall    free

For addition information on the School of the Soldier or the tours,  please

call 302-264-9048     or         email     belmonthallde@gmail.com

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Call or email to volunteer

                       at Historic Belmont Hall!

Retirees, high school students, anyone who likes

to be of service and loves history and wants to keep

Historic Belmont Hall open!

We need planners, organizers, gardeners and anyone who can spare some time.

www.belmonthall.org                          302 264 9048

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Take a walking tour of historic downtown Smyrna!

Learn about architecture and local history!

Walking Tours of Downtown Smyrna are  available through the Duck Creek Historical Society at any time of the year.   To arrange a walking tour call the Smyrna Museum at 302-653-1320 or Belmont Hall at 302- 264- 9048.

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If you would like to tour Historic Belmont Hall and the Smyrna Museum on the same day, we can schedule both tours for you.  Just call 302-264-9048 or email us at belmonthallde@gmail.com  !

 


Weddings, Showers, Parties!

     Historic Belmont Hall is a beautiful and unforgettable place to have a wedding.  We have a romantic Sunken Garden for wedding ceremonies and the lovely grounds and gardens are an exceptional site for a tented reception.

Small ceremonies and receptions can be held in the house, as well.

     At this time we are busy scheduling wedding ceremonies and receptions.    If you are interested in using Belmont Hall as your venue for a wedding ceremony, wedding reception, shower, or party it would be best to inquire about a date in the near future.

     We are now reserving dates for 2016 and 2017 weddings.  Our staff will gladly schedule a tour of the house and grounds and meet with you to discuss your rental possibilities.

Email: belmonthallde@gmail.com

phone:  302-264-9048

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