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“Nothing short of perfect.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maymont

Maymont
1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
804 358 7166
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Ranked #3 of 158 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
Chesterfield, Virginia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
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“Nothing short of perfect.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We go here about once every few months. There's something for everyone and it's free. What's not fantastic about that? There's a petting farm for little kids, Japanese gardens where you can hop across a pond while looking at giant koi fish, Italian gardens where many people get married, Dooley mansion- famous for it's Swan shaped bed, Nature Center, lush lawns and gardens for picnicking. Fantastic place to go for anyone.

Visited March 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Japanese Garden is wonderful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I could spend all afternoon feeding the Koi, strolling on the paths, and people watching in the Japanese garden! What an oasis in the middle of Richmond!

Visited July 2012
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new york
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“Pretty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The Mansion tour is donation only for $5.00.
Very pretty mansion which gives you an introduction of the period in Virgina. Very well preserved.
Once you park the car, have to walk through the ground to get to the mansion.

Visited February 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Maymont really does have something for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

As a recent transplant to Ricumond three years ago, I love Maymont! The mansion tour, the Italian and Japanese gardens, the parkland, the birds of prey, the animals, the petting zoo - wow! Plan to spend the day. I always bring visitors now and everyone wants to go back. And it's free with a suggested donation. Don't miss this great place! It will keep surprising you.

Visited February 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Great Christmas Destination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We received an excellent tour of the mansion and enjoyed walking the grounds which were beautifully decorated for the season.

Visited December 2012
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