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Truly a gem

Wonderful park. We had a great volunteer guide in the house, a Mr Wyatt, who truly enjoyed what he... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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One of our favorite places in RVA

We've been coming here for years and just love it! The free or small admission fee makes it a great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
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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
+1 804-358-7166
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful park. We had a great volunteer guide in the house, a Mr Wyatt, who truly enjoyed what he did and was an expert. He was very knowledgeable. The house was wonderful and full of treasures and he knew many stories. The grounds are well...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been coming here for years and just love it! The free or small admission fee makes it a great value, the animals are fun, the trails are great, the gardens are beautiful....it's a wonderful place for the entire family. Pack a picnic and enjoy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned a lot about the house and its occupants but felt that Ian, the British tour guide, showed unnecessary bias against the Charlottesville in one of his comments, and a misunderstanding of women's lives in two areas of the house. The sculptures in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited there with friends and family. We did potluck and it was great fun. Free entry and parking is free too.

Thank brijesh k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must see. 100 acres of beauty. Wear your walking shoes. The mansion is gorgeous. It only cost $5 to go through the house. This is a must see.

Thank Donna Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A guided tour in the house is a must. If you can, plan a picnic on a nice day as the gardens are gorgeous and so large you could explore here for hours!

Thank paulaspassport
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the oldest nature preserves in the South. It is especially pretty when the many flowers are blooming. Lots of historical artifacts and displays too. Great for kids of all ages.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maymont is so peaceful and fun. I've been going there since I was a little girl. Find the perfect spot to sit and embrace the beauty of nature that surrounds you.

Thank Erica W
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

A beautifully restored country house in delightful grounds. Excellent tour guide brings the past to life and demonstrated the effette lifestyle of the over wealthy privileged 19th century few. A very enjoyable day out.

Thank Colin L
Reviewed September 10, 2018

On a recent visit to Richmond with a large group, one of our stops was Maymont. We had some time to listen to our informative guide and a short amount of time to explore the mansion and English gardens. Would have liked more time to...More

Thank Donna S
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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.
Margarita K
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!
Dee W
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Rich G | Reviewed this property |
They have already started decorating the inside of the Dooley mansion for Christmas. Don't know if they light up the house or the gardens, but the staff was very helpful, so you could probably just call them and ask.