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#2 of 171 things to do in Richmond Features Animals
1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220-6899
+1 804-358-7166
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Lots of Walking!

Maymont in a nutshell is a HUGE park...they do ask for donations but it's no pressure. On a nice... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2016
Virginia, USA
Great family place

We love Maymont! Definitely worth the trip. Bring good walking shoes...plenty of grounds to cover... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2016
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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 or petting a goat, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“petting zoo” (138 reviews)
“japanese garden” (196 reviews)
“nature center” (180 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220-6899
+1 804-358-7166
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Reviewed August 12, 2016

Maymont in a nutshell is a HUGE park...they do ask for donations but it's no pressure. On a nice day this park is PACKED, but it's so big you would never really know. The super popular parts are where the animals are, the petting zoo...More

Thank amira82985
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We love Maymont! Definitely worth the trip. Bring good walking shoes...plenty of grounds to cover. Great place for picnicking as well. Even though Maymont is free, you are encouraged to give a $5 donation per person. Don't forget to tour the mansion. Great history there....More

Thank Vacaytime7
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Don't believe the maps - you have to park outside of Maymont to get to it, unless you want to walk a mile. The maps are also fairly confusing. We went to see the Japanese Garden - it was a substantial walk! Definitely not handicapped-accessible....More

Thank WingedWolfPsion
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I love Maymont and visit every chance I get. Walking through the gardens (Japanese and Itslian) is so restful. Touring the home was informative and a glimpse of the life of the wealthy during thevIndustrial Revolution. The home is lovingly maintained. During the Christmas season...More

Thank librarysal
Reviewed August 9, 2016

I was amazed at the beauty of the gardens, the water falls, the statuary, the Nature Center, and the Mansion. The Mansion tour free but you could take a more detailed tour for a small fee. There were plenty of park-like settings with benches and...More

Thank treble3
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Maymont is a huge estate that is absolutely gorgeous. You will need comfy shoes to get through the entire property. Although they have a few parking lots there will still be a fair share of walking involved no matter where you park. Try to visit...More

Thank TK B
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Took the grandkids to Maymont specifically to see the nature center. The center focused on the habitat of the James River and was very well done. Maymont, in general, is a great Richmond resource and a good place to let kids run. The petting zoo...More

Thank sunsetryder
Reviewed August 4, 2016

I love to come here with friends to eat lunch, play frisbee, and enjoy a nice weathered day. It's a great park for friends, families, couples, and for people alone who are looking to people watch, chill out, and relax after a day at work...More

Thank Breanna C
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Our first visit to Richmond and very happy we stopped at Maymont. This is a beautiful home and estate. Will be a stop any time we travel through the area.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Maymount is a wonderful park with beautiful trails and points of interest. Make sure to visit the mansion. There is also a very kid friendly exhibit with reptiles and fish, they will enjoy this display.

Thank Joel B
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March 15, 2017|
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Response from CMurray8301 | Property representative |
There is no fee to tour the mansion or visit the gardens for individuals. (There are fees for tour groups of 10 people or more). However, we greatly appreciate donations to help care for and preserve the mansion, gardens and... More
August 14, 2016|
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Response from Guidow64 | Reviewed this property |
You might also want to check out Lewis Ginter.
August 14, 2016|
Response from amira82985 | Reviewed this property |
Annuals, and Rose bushes are typically still in full bloom. I would contact Maymont directly to see if they have a more specific answer for you.