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Photographers dream

My daughter is studying Photography, when I brought her to Maymont, she could not believe how many... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
Really interesting historical home!

This is an excellently restored/preserved historical, grand home. Any fans of Downton Abbey will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to the community by James and Sallie Dooley who lived there from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion, watching river otters at play, or petting a...more
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1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220-6899
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My daughter is studying Photography, when I brought her to Maymont, she could not believe how many professional photographers were there I think we counted 16. and we got some great photos too. Beautiful place to explore

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellently restored/preserved historical, grand home. Any fans of Downton Abbey will love exploring this home that existed in the same time period as the show.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank b3626
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited Richmond and Maymont Park years ago, when our kids were little, we enjoyed all the outdoor attractions--the petting zoo, the rescued animals, the various gardens. We never took the time to tour the mansion until this Christmas. Call in advance, make a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Monica P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately it was very cold so we didn't get to walk outside much. But the mansion was the highlight of our trip! It's so beautiful. Almost everything is original to the house or family, and it's such a great look into rich Victorian life. Our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank lillydarlingg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not one thing not to love about this park. Its an all day affair. Plan a picnic, bring a wagon to put in your belongings. Walk the gardens, see the animals, ride the carriage, visit the mansion and see the swan bed. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 736shelbyj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love visiting Maymont Park because it's an amazing place to spend your time and it's also our favorite place to take out-of-town guests. Here you will find a vast open space with spectacular views to spread your picnic blanket or let the kids run....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lenniemejia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have enjoyed the grounds and sights of Maymont many times over the years, but this past Christmas, my wife and I had a wonderful holiday experience touring the mansion, at night with all the volunteers dressed in period clothing, and displaying...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank frankp192
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Maymont is an amazing place, especially because admission is free. Of course, they accept donations. I visited twice during the holidays. They had lights in the garden which was quite nice. They also had a holiday festival with tours of the mansion. In all the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melanie M
Reviewed January 4, 2019

My wife and I visited Maymont the last weekend of 2018. It was an unplanned weekend but that's usually the best way to have a good time. And my wife's choice was perfect. There are all sorts of animals at Maymont. And were it not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank midnightsalad
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

The mansion is quite amazing. Tour 3 floors and get the perspective of the “1%” and the downstairs staff. The decorations are borderline gaudy—most were built in the 19th century, but crafted to look like European antiques. But it kinda all works well together. A...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 25, 2018|
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Response from M3569OImike | Reviewed this property |
I think there are numerous opportunities for photos to be taken. Each season can provide a different perspective from River views, trees etc but of course late Autumn into Winter will provide less in the way of blossom... More
September 25, 2018|
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Response from SoloCup | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, but if you want they do allow riding in the park.
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November 14, 2017|
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Response from Sally L | Reviewed this property |
I wish I did, I’ve never been to the event. I live in Tucson. But will check with my family!
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JBR - September 13th to 17th (3 Replies)
We arrived from New York via train into Washington DC then hire car to Richmond. This was the exciting leg of our trip and I couldn't wait to hit Richmond. After a few technical difficulties with the silly navigation system and getting lost for a little bit, we finally made it into Richmond late afternoon. The exciting part for us was we were finally getting to see our daughter who is studying at VCU. After lots of cuddles all around we had dinner at a little restaurant not far away. I'm...More
October 02, 2012|
Response fromZoey1996|
Not sure what JBR means - but it looks like you had a really good visit! Was the BBQ joint Buz and Ned's? I must try it sometime! Thanks for sharing!
Sheryl B
Bethesda, Maryland
Off beaten track Richmond (4 Replies)
Have 2 days in Richmond- plan to do MFA, and Maymont, but looking for any not to miss neighborhoods, pubs, historical sites or great architecture. Thanks for any suggestions!
February 07, 2017|
Response fromKesh_grammy|
Exciting..James River kayaking. Pick up duck donuts & head to the Canal walk amongst the historic buildings. A visit to Lewis Ginter .. A visit to the Edgar Allen Poe Museum . .
Maymont or Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens (7 Replies)
Hello! Will be in Richmond next week, May 17th, and am thinking of visiting one of these gardens. Any thoughts on what will be blooming at either place, and if one is a better choice over the other for garden touring? Thanks!
May 12, 2016|
Response fromcanaanm|
Lewis Ginter is probably better specifically for the Gardens aspect. Maymont has some lovely grounds but has multiple attractions (that are better with kids such as the animals, trails, and nature center) while Lewis Ginter focuses on Botany itself.