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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The Maymont is an estate turned park. There are several buildings, but we were not there to explore the buildings so we're not sure which ones were open to visit, if any. The residence is available... more »
Great for small kids! My 21 y/o and 19 y/o daughters and I went to the Robins Nature Center to see the River Otter. It is a pretty small facility, but geared toward younger kids. The layout is... more »
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
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