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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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Beautiful Grounds and Tour of Mansion

Great resource. One could easily spend the day. We went primarily to see the gilded age mansion. It was fascinating with a nice guided tour for only $5. Beautiful setting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2013
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cherry hill, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Great resource. One could easily spend the day. We went primarily to see the gilded age mansion. It was fascinating with a nice guided tour for only $5. Beautiful setting.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Very beautiful gardens and landscaping. You can walk as much as your body will let you. All different types of gardens complete with ponds and waterfalls. Beautiful house to tour

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The kids will love the animals and adults will love the gardens. If you don't like walking the hilly paved paths, you may ride the tram ($fee). Tour the mansion then picnic under a 100 year-old shade tree. Most holdays have special events for everyone to enjoy. I live in the area and have been here many times.

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Kids might like this. There's a petting zoo and space to run. For adults, the "zoo train" passes by some rather pathetic animals, and not too many animals at that. Mosquitoes and other stinging things love the Japanese gardens. Feh.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

It doesn't matter when you come, just stop by! You won't be sorry! Everything from the Dooley Mansion fitted out for Christmas, to Springtime in the Japanese garden and more! Put on your walking shoes and be prepared to be delighted!

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Hamburg, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is one place in Richmond that I can visit it over and over, and its one of the places I take anyone who is visiting us. There is something for everyone. The mansion is beautiful inside, especially if you like Victorian style decor. The gardens are very pretty, especially in the spring and kids love walking along the various... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have been to this attraction several times at different times of the year. In the summer months, you can take the children to see the birds and the animals, and the petting zoo. In the spring, summer and fall, the Italian garden and the Japanese garden are beautiful to enjoy and photograph. There are several locations in the park... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Whenever we have out of town guests, we always take them to Maymont. They all rave about the gardens, the animals, and the lovely landscapes.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great place to bring your family and walk around, enjoy the animals, and beautiful grounds. Taking a tour of the Dooley mansion, a Victorian-era home, and the nature center add to the visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lovely grounds. Great photo op place. Animals indoors and out. The Mansion. Carriage rides. Nice any time of the year. There is a fee for some activities, but free to walk and look for the bears.

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