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Maymont

1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
804 358 7166
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Ranked #2 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to us by James and Sallie Dooley who lived here from 1893 to 1925. Whether... more » Owner description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to us by James and Sallie Dooley who lived here from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion or watching river otters play, there is something for everyone to enjoy. « less
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds and the famous Richmond bears. The Chinese sunken water gardens. The rose garden. The history. Don't miss this supreme Richmond locale!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a wonderfully marvelous find for everyone. The gardens make you feel as though you are actually in Italy and then Japan. Beautifully maintained as if still a private residence. There's so much to see and do I regret we didn't have enough time to see everything. Next time we visit the area we will be going back as we... More

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Washington DC
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127 reviews 127 reviews
46 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It is highly unusual to find such a great value (donations only), filled with history and nature only minutes from downtown in a major city. Two hours wasn't enough time to enjoy the mansion tour, gardens and animals. Recommend allowing at least 4 hours and plenty of time to rest your feet...there's a lot of walking to be done to... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The park exhibit runs of the faith system for donations. It was definitely worth the experience to take my family there. Its great for outdoor activities and exploring.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This place was amazing the gardens are the best I have ever seen. The tour of the house is a must if only to see the Swan bed in the swan bedroom.

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Memphis TN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Maymont is amazing, and well worth a visit, with beautiful grounds, outdoor gardens, and wonderful to picnic, walk around, and enjoy. The tour takes about an hour (of the mansion), but there is plenty to do as briefly or as long as you wish.

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Aurora, Colorado
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We only has a short stay in Richmond, so decided to walk the grounds of Maymont, did not tour the mansion. WOW! Walking the property is free, and beautiful. The mansion tour has a cost. Rose garden; stairs down to a Japanese & Italian garden; small waterfall; gazebo; mausoleum;view of outside of mansion; many flowers;meandering walkways and scenic views. We... More

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Amelia Court House, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have been visiting here since I was little, and it is one of my favorite places to take my kids in Richmond. There is a barn filled with pot bellied pigs, rabbits, a donkey, chickens, and and goats you can feed. They also have cool random animals like bears, eagles, and a fox for the kiddies to check out.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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62 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Maymont Park is one of the first places I went to many years ago so I have fond memories of it ,its very nostalgic for me.Its a great place to take the kids if you want them to run their energy off :-) and I also agree with many.... to take a picnic.! I have attended a couple of weddings,... More

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tmauch
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I love touring old mansions, so I decided to stop here on a whim as we drove through Richmond with time to spare recently. We only toured the house, but wow, what a house! The upstairs is incredibly elaborate and ostentatious, which is just fun to look at. What makes it particularly cool, though, is that the vast majority of... More

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