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Maymont

1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
804 358 7166
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Ranked #2 of 99 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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Elkton, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Maymont has something to make every member of the family smile of al ages. It is a free Richmond jewel but a 5 dollar recommended donation is recommended. There is way to much to see in one visit and discovering the grounds by foot requires some steps, hills and a little stamina. My son guided me in a loop, down... More

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Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Such a nice park and free. The kids love to see all the animals and walk the chinese gardens. Beautiful place to have a picnic and play catch with the kids on the grass. Plenty of places to spread your blanket out and relax. Good exercise walking around. More benches would be nice, but you gotta love free!

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Jackson, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The first thing you do when you arrive is to make a reservation for a guided tour of the mansion. Very educational and informative. The mansion still has the original furnishings and draperies from the late 1800's and early 1900's. It was great to stroll in the gardens near the waterfall. We had an enjoyable time here. There is no... More

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Yorktown, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is like a National Trust estate in England. Great for a walk and a picnic, lovely for kids to see the farm and animals. The ornamental gardens are lovely, especially the Japanese gardens. The house is worth the $5 donation! one of the best museum houses I have seen. Loved the Tiffany windows.

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Wilson, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a great park! Beautiful! Well maintained! It has a small petting zoo throughout the park which is a great added touch! The park is absolutely beautiful especially during the spring when all the flowers are in bloom. There's plenty of room for picnics, parties, or family gatherings. Great place to visit in richmond! There's $5 donation and its... More

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San Clemente, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was a good period tour in the area. Very interesting antiques and the house looks just like it did when it was occupied. The entry is a donation of $5/person. For the price and what you experience it is worth it.

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Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I love it here. Very peaceful. Has a animal exhibit that is good. Great are to walk around and enjoy the day.

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