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. To visit Maymont on your trip to Richmond, use our Richmond trip planner.
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I love Maymont. It is a truly delightful outdoor area. There are fascinating sections, zoo-type animal enclosures, and education centers.
I love Maymont. It is a truly delightful outdoor area. There are fascinating sections, zoo-type animal enclosures, and education centers. more »
What a beautiful place!! A gem close to Richmond! Easy access and lots of places to visit. Try to go during the weekend and buy the mansion tour in advance!
What a beautiful place!! A gem close to Richmond! Easy access and lots of places to visit. Try to go during the weekend and buy the mansion tour in advance! more »
Every trip is amazing. It's especially fun when I get to see it through my daughter's eyes. The tulips blooming in the Italian garden were so beautiful. The pansies are a lovely compliment. I took some beautiful pictures. We will be back again of course.
This small historic home is PACKED with artwork. This includes a cathedral sized stained glass window, a swan bed fit for a princess, and huge quantity of custom made furniture and woodwork. The tour is self guided with subtle boxes in each room you can scan with a lanyard they provide to listen to recorded explanations of each room and the art inside. With this system you can explore the house at your own pace. There are also human guide in the entry room who can answer visitor questions. The surrounding gardens feature open fields, a japanese garden, and small zoo you can access for free.
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