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Address: 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone Number: 804 358 7166
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to us...
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.
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Take your time to explore this beautiful estate

Loved visiting Maymont. The home and gardens are exceptional. There is so much to see but don't miss this while in Richmond.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Loved visiting Maymont. The home and gardens are exceptional. There is so much to see but don't miss this while in Richmond.

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Weddington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Maymont is huge! Wear comfortable shoes, good picnic areas, space to walk and observe nature, animals in the fields, flowers, trees, shrubs, Japanese water garden with rocks across ponds and fish swimming below.....well maintained, safe. A lot of walking up and down nice paths but there are hills and a large distance to cover the whole park. I would recommend... More 

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Maymont is a beautiful place and I was so happy that I chose to visit there. The grounds are simply gorgeous. The Italian Garden and Japanese Garden are delightful. One could stay there all day and enjoy the peaceful beauty. If I lived in Richmond I am sure I would visit often in the spring, summer and fall. What a... More 

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Powhatan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Maymont Park is one of my top 2 favorite places in Richmond. On my most recent visit, last weekend, I was more impressed than ever. The spring flowers were beautiful and many people were out enjoying the park. If you haven't been, know that it's very hilly and I suggest bringing drinks in with you and wearing comfortable shoes. The... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Take pictures of the wisteria and rose in the the Italian terrace before following the waterfall down to the Japanese gardens. Hop the stones to see the Koi. Then climb up the trail between the bamboo stalks to the stone pagoda overlooking the James River. Picnic on the green hill; this view is all Virginia.

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Richmond, Virginia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The grounds are beautiful with many species of plants growing for your viewing delight. There is also a water fall and an aquarium on the premises to see. The mansion is definitely worth touring.

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Mason City, IA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We toured the mansion, walked the gardens and saw the many animals they have here. Lots of walking so wear comfy shoes. Great place for families to visit. Also lots of history. Very interesting. Generous gift to the city of Richmond.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We could have spent longer at Maymont! The house tour is a must. Our guide, Ed, was incredibly knowledgeable and so good. We got to the Italian and Japanese gardens and took the long trail around the park. Take the whole family and spend the day!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A must see place in Richmond. The history associated with the place is insightful. The mansion tour was delightful, thanks to William, our well informed guide. The mini zoo is a good place to see some rare rescued raptors and mammals. They charge a fee only for the modern nature center, rest of it is all run on donations. That's... More 

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New Lenox, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Dominion Easter festival. Beautiful grounds, koi pond, farm/petting zoo. Passed a wonderful afternoon there. Weather was great and the staff so friendly.

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