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Maymont

Address: 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone Number: 804 358 7166
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Ranked #3 of 87 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, 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...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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North America
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is a place for Richmonders and is often missed by visitors .it has a huge park with a small wild life zoo ....see the otters swim .The mansion is a remarkable place it is stuck in the past . You do have to plan a guided tour around the mansion so do look into that.not a place to visit... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have made many trips to this park over the years and really enjoy it. Our only complaint was not having well-marked signs to locate restrooms near the mansion area entrance.

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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We spent the day just sitting on the benches and enjoying the flowers and gardens. The home was absolutely amazing. The decor and history was very interesting. We even took a carriage ride around the grounds with the most entertaining driver! We went in early November and I would absolutely go again!

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New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited both the Nature Center and the Mansion. The Nature Center is geared more toward children but we all enjoyed it just fine. Nice aquarium with various fish and turtles. Smaller displays with frogs, snakes, sea horses, etc. A lot of educational info about local waterways. The mansion is opulent with fanciful woodwork, wall coverings, furnishings, light fixtures, and... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Dooleys knew how to live (even if the Mrs did write a book entitled, "Dem Good Old Days"--I kid you not). They built a glorious home on 100 acres and left it to the city since they had no kids. The basement is a wonderful series of rooms not shying away from the fact that this Gilded Age always... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I visited on a cold, misty day in January -- and had a great time! The park looks huge, but it's very walkable. The animal exhibits are well kept and without the crowds, you can get up close, plus the animals were relaxed without kid noise. The goats were the best, especially since they let you feed them! I also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We love this place. Free and so beautiful. We pack lunches and have picnics on the grounds. Lots of gardens and animals to see. Bring quarters if you go to the children's zoo to feed the animals!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Gardens, rare trees, house tours, farm/petting zoo, picnics, plant sales, jazz festival, water wildlife exhibition, easter egg hunt..... so much too do.

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I enjoyed the pathways to the gardens and mansion. I would love to come back in the spring when everything is in bloom. Everyone we passed was very friendly. My hubby and I only explored part of the grounds but enjoyed what we saw. I noticed many locals seemed to take advantage of the beautiful grounds with their families passing... More 

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Lynchburg, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was my first visit here in the winter. Not very pretty and not much to do but walk the grounds and tour the house. Now the house has some very special furniture especially in Mrs. Dooley's bedroom. Unlike any you've ever seen. That's about it for the winter visit.

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