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1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220-6899
+1 804-358-7166
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Beautiful, but use to be better.

The gardens are still as pretty as ever, but the animal area is looking run down, and the cows look... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
Dallas, Texas
Beautiful historic home in a lovely setting

We visited Maymont on a quiet weekday afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed our tour. History of the... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
Middletown, Maryland
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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 goat, there is something for everyone to enjoy. NEW! Golf cart tours are now available. Explore the rolling hills and winding path with ease with a personal tour guide!
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“japanese garden” (214 reviews)
“petting zoo” (145 reviews)
“nature center” (191 reviews)
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1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220-6899
+1 804-358-7166
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

The gardens are still as pretty as ever, but the animal area is looking run down, and the cows look really sad.

Thank JelEats
Reviewed December 7, 2016

We visited Maymont on a quiet weekday afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed our tour. History of the home and the Dooleys was very interesting, and the interiors are a visual treat. We look forward to returning on a sunny spring day to enjoy the gardens.

Thank LJL1974
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Maymont is certainly an interesting place cause it has an array of things to do and they don't really like tie together that well. Just kinda random but in a fun way. Has gardens, animals, touring the mansion and much more. Definite recommend the Japanese...More

Thank lpdutil
Reviewed December 6, 2016

Picnics, peaceful walks, scavenger hunts with the kids, the wildlife viewing, rolling down the hills, many areas are stroller friendly. The mansion tour is fun. They offer so much to the community. We enjoy the wreath making classes each year and also Herbs Galore. Every...More

Thank althingsbeautiful
Reviewed December 6, 2016

It was very pretty and had animals for the children and I believe they were able to pet the animals. It has some beautiful flower gardens.

Thank colleenwhittaker19
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect here and was pleasantly surprised. Christmas decorations in December add a big bonus. Informative tour explains the life of the wealthy in the Gilded Age. Probably more interesting for adults than kids.

Thank MarkWing
Reviewed December 3, 2016

I took my nephews here and they enjoyed the Aviary, the barn/farm animal exhibit, the buffaloes, and the inside-the building animals.

Thank LaFawn4
Reviewed December 1, 2016

Lots of space to walk around///the house is stunning as are the grounds. Parking can be a challenge but it is worth it. Very peaceful area.

Thank dinnerand
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

I was feeling stressed from something that happened on my job..so my husband decided to take me here... the walk, animals, and scenery were so relaxing, I forgot what I was upset about. Now I take that every time I'm upset or just want to...More

Thank Nailah R
Reviewed November 27, 2016

I was here twice. I think, the Maymont is the best park from all Richmond's parks. The park contains the beautiful Japanese Garden, Italian part, Waterfall, Zoo and huge green glades. This place will be interesting for adults and children.

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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.
September 26, 2017|
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Response from PaoloStatiUniti | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so