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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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Aurora, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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225 reviews 225 reviews
62 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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45 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The mansion and surrounding gardens are lovely and worth the visit. The rest of the property resembles a vast wasteland, onto which they have brought some very unhappy-looking animals to reside. The interpretive center has horrible or no signage. I inquired of a young employee why they did not simply label the aquatic creatures in the tanks - she replied... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Our visit to Maymont was an enjoyable and informative tour. We liked that it focused on the family as well as the house which made it much more interesting. Would liked to have learned more about the servants since much of the displays in the basement dealt with them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Japanese garden is beautiful and serene. The animal exhibits are nice just be prepared to do lots of walking to see them they are spread out and some are easy to miss. The tour of the house costs, but access to the park is free. They do a voluntary donation, there if a box near the petting zoo.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Despite the rain, we enjoyed walking the grounds at Maymont. Give yourself at least 3 hours to be able to enjoy the grounds and the mansion. Can't believe the price for admission is "suggested donations!" The gardens and waterfall are beautiful, bring a camera, because you will definitely get some great shots. Take a tour of the mansion as well,... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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254 reviews 254 reviews
90 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My wife had to talk me into visiting Maymont. I thought it was pretty much just gardens. But there was just a minimal fee so off we went. Not only the gardens were so pretty and peaceful, but the house there is just wonderful. For a small fee we toured the house with a very good informative guide. All in... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I had gone there about a year ago to see A Prairie Home Companion about a year ago. It was a popular and sold out performance but luckily my family got tickets in advance.

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