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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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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
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
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
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 !!
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.
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
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.
My family and I was able to meet the BEAUTIFUL horses before our exciting ride. We were taken off road through certain grass areas..which made it Super fun for my lil one. It was Well worth the $$$ and we have already booked another ride!!!...More
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.