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Beauty of Maymont

This fall we had a wonderful experience walking the beautiful grounds of Maymont Park in Richmond... read more

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Wonderful place to visit when you are in Richmond

I have been visiting Maymont for 40 years and I still go back at least 2 times a year. The grounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed today

This fall we had a wonderful experience walking the beautiful grounds of Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia. It was our first experience and was surprised by the wild animal, farm animal petting zoo, and bird exhibits and the beautiful Japanese Garden and pond.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jimjY4403DX
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting Maymont for 40 years and I still go back at least 2 times a year. The grounds are beautiful and there is always something new to see. I think everyone that lives in Richmond or the surrounding areas should visit just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sius
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for family. You can stroll through the gardens, visit the animals, and take many instagram-able photos. I love the foliage at Maymont. Every time I have visitors, it's my go to place. Summer heat may be too hot but the Fall...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit. The grounds are a wonderful oasis of calm. Trees and shrubs all around with great views of the James River. The internal tour of the house is a genuine ‘frozen on time’ picture of the ‘well to do’...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank M3569OImike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful place to take a walk and see the gardens and outbuildings. The home was a great place to tour. The history of the family was interesting. They had very extravagant tastes. The stained glass was amazing. I would definitely visit again if we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roger P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love Maymont. There are so many photo opportunities for family, engagement or graduation pictures. The petting zoo os a lit if fun, and you can't beat the various gardens!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say but this is a must see when you are in Richmond. The grounds and house and furnishings are totally lovely. Thank you Richmond Va for maintaining this beautiful jewel for all of us to enjoy !!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kcbosslady
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Maymont has to be experienced in order to be described. Everything they do, they do well. Garden Glow was spectacular! It was a refreshing autumnal-themed change of pace from the countless holiday-in-lights displays across the country. It was well run and well organized. Tour the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike-and-Lis
Reviewed 11 November 2018

My parents and I visited this house in October. We had a super knowledgeable guide that really brought the house and its former owners alive. The tour and entrance to the park are by donation so you really get your value for your money. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 11 November 2018

An absolutely beautiful place, with wonderful gardens (especially the Japanese garden with the waterfall). If you have time out in Afton VA (about 100 miles west) is Sawannoah which was a summer home built by the same family also worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jonathan K
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26 September 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
15 November 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!
6 November 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.