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Maymont, Richmond

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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. To visit Maymont on your trip to Richmond, use our Richmond trip planner .
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  • When you live in the area you basically grow up coming here, if you're visit from out of town you MUST take advantage of the what Maymont has to offer! The flower gardens are stunning. It's especially...  more »
  • Took a quick walk through and trees were beautiful. Will be coming back to run or take dog. Didn’t have time to tour mansion, will do that next time too.  more »
  • Wear comfortable shoes to do allot of walking. From the Carriage building to the beautiful Flower Garden to the Japanese Garden to the Rocky Waterfalls to the enclosed Bear captivity to the Barn to vi...  more »
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  • Took my grandson there for his 3rd birthday. He loved seeing and feeding the farm animals, and seeing the eagle and hawks, birds you don't typically get to see up close. It's always fun to try to find the black bears as they can be napping and blend in with their surroundings. Overall it's a great place to take young children so they can see animals in a natural habitat, enjoy a picnic lunch, and expend energy walking up and down the hilly paths. There is also a learning center with lots of displays should the weather not be to your liking. Your child will most likely be ready for a long nap once they're home from a similar Maymont adventure.
  • Beautiful park, my family loves walking the paths. There is a little play area which is great for little kids who like to climb. Farm animals to see and feed and pet. Beautiful gardens and photo opportunities. Nice nature center with fish tanks etc. A favorite place for us.
  • Fantastic mansion all the way to the basement. We had a tour starting right away so no time to visit the basement. We got back there after a very well presented visit. The basement has five short movies to understand the times, the owners, domesticity, etc., And many exhibitions in all the rooms explaining the life of the servants, their wages compared to the cost of life... Upstairs, the rooms are gorgeous. Mrs Dooley was crazy about swans! Worth more than the suggested donation of $5.
  • Love Maymont! Try to go when the flowers are blooming or in the fall for the best landscapes. The tour through the house is interesting and nice. Try to avoid Easter Sunday when they have the kids Easter egg hunt. It is crazy!!
  • Great time walking the park with my daughter's class. Loved the Owls, Bald Eagles and the Bobcat. The black bear slept as we watched. The climb up the stairs through the Japanese and Italian Gardens was strenuous. I would totally reverse the direction we walked so that we would have wound up taking the steps down. They were well worked and enjoyed the snack break with our sorta picnic in the Italian Gardens. I've been many years but we saw the most animals this time.
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