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Address: 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone Number: +1 804-358-7166
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Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to the...

Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to the community by James and Sallie Dooley who lived there 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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Maymont is a treasure

Beautiful gardens, historic mansion, zoo animals, acres of paved paths, nature center, central Richmond location, free admission (donations truly appreciated). There is no better... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Niermom
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens, historic mansion, zoo animals, acres of paved paths, nature center, central Richmond location, free admission (donations truly appreciated). There is no better place to take the family on a weekend afternoon.

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Richmond, Virginia
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The history of the property is so rich and our community is blessed to have it for our enjoyment. The nature center, farm, Japanese gardens, Roman gardens, aviary, buffaloes, and beautiful trails are all treasures. Here's a pic where we stopped over to take advantage of the hills to sled.

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Thank TrekkerDave
Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family visited Maymont during a trip to Richmond. This is a must do when you are in the Richmond area. The grounds are beautiful and we were there in late Fall. Some of the trees are huge and oddly shaped! Just gorgeous! I can't imagine what it looks like in the Spring when the Japanese and Italian gardens are... More 

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Thank fire2296
Richmond, Virginia, USA
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always take the family that is from out of town here. Great place to walk around and cool animal exhibits

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Thank Jon O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to this place on Feb 7th for a visit for the 1st time. The only thing I liked about this place it is very beautiful from inside. The tour guide and the rules are compleltly stupid. Like literally you have to follow their childish rules, such as No Touching! No leaving the tour group etc etc. Definetly would never... More 

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Thank Potato T
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at a side entrance and noticed prominent signs for "suggested donations" of $5.00. When we went into the cellar entrance to gain access to the lower level of the house, the staff steered us to a mandatory sign-in desk where the person handling the tour schedule repeatedly and vigorously stated (to the family group ahead of us) that... More 

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Thank VaTraveler5
Massachusetts
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here to give ourselves a break from a long roadtrip. Even in February, the grounds are beautiful. I can only imagine what they are like in Sprimg. It is free to walk around the grounds and I highly recommend walking through the Italian and Japanese gardens. The fountains weren't running this time of year but still lovely. We... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maymont was gorgeous! We didn't have time to tour the house, but the grounds were beautiful and the animal petting zoo area was really fun for the little one we were traveling with.

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Deltaville, Virginia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved strolling along the grounds of this 100 acre historic estate in the heart of Richmond. Just lovely! Wasn't able to tour the mansions because of our schedule but will definitely go back another time to do so.

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Richmond, Virginia
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72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly a place I plan to return to many times...the historic house and story of the Dooley Family is fabulous, but the grounds cannot be done justice in one day....

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