Trip Planner:   USA  /  Virginia  /  Richmond  /  Maymont

Maymont, Richmond

4.8
#1 of 13 in Parks in Richmond
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 .
Create an itinerary including Maymont
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Maymont Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,961 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • A beautiful and interesting home. We really enjoyed the guided tour. The grounds are spectacular and a haven for photographers.  more »
  • Gorgeous mansion of the Gilded Age. Plus a neat look at the servants’ life in the basement floor. Knowledgeable guide on the tour. Highly recommend.  more »
Google
  • Great place to spend a few hours. Beautiful antiques that are 95% from the original owners. The house is about 130 years old and it is a very unique place to visit. There are outdoor gardens, animals, and a petting zoo for children. If you like history, check it out. $5 recommended donation for the park and the tour but they are both good.
  • Born in raised in Richmond. This park is definitely a jewel, and not to mention it is free unless you want to go to the nature area. The nature area is still inexpensive. Beautiful scenery and if you would like the exercise you will definitely burn calories here. Great for kids to explore and few animals to see. My favorite place to go in RVA
Places to stay near Maymont

Plan your trip to Richmond

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Richmond

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Richmond

4.4
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 4​h

Hidden gems in Richmond

4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h

Museums in Richmond

View all >
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Historic Sites in Richmond

View all >
5.0
Duration: 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in Richmond

4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h