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1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220-6899
+1 804-358-7166
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Visit to a great mansion

Fascinating insight into the life of a well to do couple at the turn of the century. additional... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul V
Orlando, FL
Great day outing for kids

Have visited many times. The house tour is okay (maybe not for kids), but the gardens and "zoo" are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer H
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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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” (142 reviews)
“japanese garden” (201 reviews)
“nature center” (188 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220-6899
+1 804-358-7166
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating insight into the life of a well to do couple at the turn of the century. additional details in the development of the various parts of the park

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have visited many times. The house tour is okay (maybe not for kids), but the gardens and "zoo" are really fun. We start on the East side and walk past the animals and end up at the gardens by the river. Kids have always loved....More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one less then perfect. We were new visitors. The first diagram on the entrance is upside down. The map should be as looking at it with the lot behind the visitor. Then you have no idea where is what unless you walk to...More

Thank chdykeman
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend spending time in the "downstairs" area before your tour starts and learning about the system and the people who really made "Maymont" happen. The grounds /home/gardens are lovely, of course, but the signage could be better; we had to pause too many...More

Thank quidam2
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not a handicap friendly venue. Quite a grade on paved trails. Tried to walk the grounds around the house and proved too much to push my husband in his wheelchair. Finally just left him parked in the shade and walked down to Italian...More

Thank TexasShutterbug
Reviewed 5 days ago

Maymont is a beautiful and peaceful setting for a nice walk. The animals, gardens and paths are well maintained. When we went in November it was uncrowded and still lovely.

Thank C1884IGrobertc
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to spend time with family/& friends. You get a good appreciation of the James River! Loved to see the animals in the observatory- especially the snakes.... The walk on the rolling terrain was so relaxing! A go to place when in Richmond!

Thank Sombo C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sheer options for enjoyment at Maymont can fill two to three trips just to see everything. Make sure you bring some comfortable shoes because the trails lead everywhere and you'll certainly rack up the step count. Also make sure to bring quarters so you...More

Thank Brandon F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went today with my cousin and we went to the animal farm. The little machine were they hold the food for the animals are now charging $.50 for a, baby handful, of food for the animals. I think it should be the old way...More

Thank Ramona S
Meaghan O, Marketing Manager at Maymont, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ramona, We're currently working on replacing the feed machines at the farm, and will definitely keep your feedback in mind. We hope you enjoyed your visit! - Meaghan

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place if you are looking to go and enjoy the peace. very beautiful, zoo, water fall, rose garden. if you are visiting Richmond, see this Gorgeous place. Italian Garden, Japanese Garden, zoo and rolling hills.

Thank Azhar S
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27 August 2017|
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Response from Meaghan O | Property representative |
Yes! The estate has 100 acres with sprawling lawns perfect for picnicking, playing tag and rolling down hills. Maymont also has a farm, wildlife exhibits and Nature Center, where children can see, feed and interact with... More
15 March 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
14 August 2016|
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Response from Guidow64 | Reviewed this property |
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