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Maymont, Richmond

Categories: Gardens, Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
The Maymont estate boasts a historical house museum, arboretum, formal gardens, wildlife exhibits, a children's farm and more. James H. Dooley, a wealthy lawyer and philanthropist, and his wife acquired the estate in 1886. After their deaths, it was bestowed to people of Richmond. Take a guided tour of the couple's Gilded Age mansion to learn about their lives and the times they lived in. In addition to the animals kept on the farm, a number of injured animals live here, including bald eagles, black bears, and American bison. If you would like to feed the farm animals, bring quarters to use in the grain dispensers. Stop for a bite to eat at the Robin's Nest cafe, or bring along a picnic. Add Maymont to your Richmond travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Richmond trip itinerary planner.
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  • Great place, for anything with anyone at anytime. From the mansion to the river,walk along the path of splendor. 
  • GPS doesn't take you to the Visitor Center. Start there with a map. You can walk to everything (the difficulty is high in some areas- steep climbs - stone stairs) Very scenic and season dependent very...  read more »
  • Amazing display downstairs as you are waiting to do the house tour-- full of history and interesting facts through a human perspective. The grounds are amazing, will definitely come back to explore th...  read more »
  • Lot of grandeur in the estate. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘ŒMansion was very classy . Japanese garden, italian garden had exquisite plantations,flowers, little pond, water fall, fish in the pond, way bridges. Had a awesome experience exploring the estate & also wild life nature preserve.Spring water flowing in the estate are so fresh and tasty
  • The best, free thing to do in Richmond. You can literally make a day of this and have so much fun! There are a good amount of gardens and a nature center which has an aquarium thing in it, and is just a good place to slip into if it starts raining or if it's ungodly hot. Very clean park, and great for picnics! They also do an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter and have a cool historic mansion that you can take a tour of. It really has something for people of all ages! Lots of people take senior pictures/ engagement photos here! Definitely be ready to walk though because the place is huge! Also, please note that they do not currently allow dogs inside the park and they do enforce this rule!
  • Amazing place! You could walk all day and I think you would still miss something! The Japanese garden and the walk up the waterfall is amazing and breathtaking! A must if your able! The animals are always great as well!
  • This is such a great asset for Richmond. It is a wonderful place to take a stroll, have a picnic, or just take the kids to see the animals (All for FREE). Summer 2016 note: The barn where most animals are kept is currently being renovated, so most of the petting farm animals are missing. The rest of the park is still open, and worth the time to visit.
  • Beautiful, quiet place. Many different places on site to view. Great for picnic, jogging, and relaxing. -p.s. Also an amazing spot for a relaxing free date
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