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Family fun & great for photography

This place is great for family. You can stroll through the gardens, visit the animals, and take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Short Pump, Virginia
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Decadent History Bequeathed

This is a fantastic place to visit. The grounds are a wonderful oasis of calm. Trees and shrubs all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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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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1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220-6899
+1 804-358-7166
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Camper61939774259
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens, fun petting zoo for kids, Victorian house, all lovely. Japanese and Italian gardens are superb! We've gone for 20 years. It never gets old.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Susan S
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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!
7 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.