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Maymont

1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
804 358 7166
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Ranked #2 of 106 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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Prince George, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

You can spend the day here touring the house, wandering around all the gardens and zoo, or just sitting on the grass enjoying nature. Definitely a great place to bring the family and free if you don't take the house tour - they do appreciate donations though to keep the place open and nice.

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Stirling
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a huge park in Richmond. There is masses of open space to relax with a picnic or for kids to play. We didnt go into the big house but preferred to stay out. We went down to see the Bear who was sleeping under a huge tree although he did get up and stretch a couple of times.... More

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Elkins, West Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Maymont is a richly decorated cut stone mansion that was built by the Dooleys in the later part of the 19th century and situated on 100 acres in what is now part of Richmond, Virginia. It was an American "Downton Abbey" household with a staff of servants working within the basement while the family, in this case only a wealthy... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

One of the places that I take family/friends who've never been to Richmond. Definitely has some of that old-world, deep-money, English-gardens, feel to it, but it a little bit more rolling/comfortable/lived-in way. Donation *optional*, so don't feel pressured if you want to walk through and then come back and decide how much it was worth (or not at all). Make... More

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Smithfield, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The home is an eclectic hodgepodge mansion. Very interesting to see the way they lived back in the "guilded age." The costumed "actors" outside the mansion were incredibly friendly to my children asking them to participate in special crafts/events they had for the day. The guide inside the house was just trying to move us through and seemed to be... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Disappointed that The Nature Center and house are closed on Mondays. Gardens and surrounding grounds are beautiful.

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ST ALBERT
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

this is an awesome facility. Certainly worthwhile and good exercise. this history here is breathtaking

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Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a great place to spend the day walking and holding hands with someone special. Lots of different attractions; rose garden, Koi pond, Japanese style garden, farm animals, birds of prey exhibits, and others. Also very family friendly.

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were short on time and didn't get to visit inside the house but the grounds were beautiful and we will be going back to visit. Great place for a family picnic. Plenty of space to place too

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Frederick, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Maymont is a beautiful park that could easily persuade folks to move to Richmond just to have this in their lives as a place to visit. It is such a gem with rich variety of things to see and do there. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a water bottle and snacks. It is more spread out than you realize. It's... More

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