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Maymont

1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
804 358 7166
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Ranked #2 of 100 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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Alexandria, VA
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520 reviews 520 reviews
222 attraction reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We spent three hours here walking around the 100 acre 19th century victorian estate of wealthy financier James Dooley and his wife Sally Mae Dooley. The estate is comprised of Maymont Mansion, now a historic house museum, an arboretum, formal gardens, a carriage collection, native wildlife exhibits (bald eagles, other birds, bears and a few others), a nature center, and... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Kids love maymont from feeding the sheep and goats, to watching the other animals including the bears. Beautiful Japanese garden and Italian garden. Kids love to climb through the bamboo! Bring a picnic and spend a morning or an afternoon. The tour of the mansion is worthwhile for anyone 6 and over and the nature center is a great place... More

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Glen Allen, Va
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A beautiful spot to walk and have a picnic. The gardens, the Japanese Garden and the roses are our favorite. There is even a small zoo. Lots of picnic areas too. A relaxing way to spend your day!

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richmond, va
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A really nice place to go and do whatever it is you want to do. We arranged to have a photographer meet us there to take some family photos. There was a wedding in one part, which was great because the bride rode in on a horse-drawn cart. Our toddler got to see live horses for the first time and... More

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Emporia, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband, 1 year old daughter & I spent a few hours at the park recently. Our daughter loved the animals. There was plenty of grassy areas to let her run. The one thing that we didn't like was there was no ramp that led back up from the gardens...just stairs unless you wanted to go back the way you... More

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pittsburgh
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were in town for a lacrosse tournament and had a few hours to explore in between games. One of the dads had Maymont on his list. Unfamiliar to the area, you quickly see that area surrounding Maymont is run-down and a little seedy looking, so I can fully appreciate the comments of the poor lady who had her purse... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Just to walk through the beautiful grounds is worth the visit. I previously toured the mansion so I passed on that this trip. There is a little zoo area, places to picnic, just a nice place for a family, a couple, or even by yourself. Go and enjoy a little nature.

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Elkton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Did not get to see the upstairs of the mansion, but we did get to see the bottom. Enjoyed it very much, will go back again to see the upstairs. Loved the animals and the flowers, well worth your time. The kids LOVED it.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is another must see in the heart of Richmond. It was a donated property of hundreds of acres with a small zoo section, water sites, a bear, homes from the turn of the last century and much much more. Great picnic site, bird watching, animal viewing and general leisurely stroll. Its all free and you can offer a donation... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lovely park for walking, picnicing, or looking at the animals in the small zoo-like exhibits. Didn't see the historic home, though.

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