Maymont Park338 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8043587166
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Landmark, Estate, Family And Kids, Mansion
The Maymont Estate is a historic landmark in Richmond. Prior to it being declared a public park, it was a 100 acre mansion belonging to James and Sallie Dooley. In 1925, the Maymont estate was gifted to the government, turned into a public park and is now the most visited attraction in Richmond. Apart from the grand 33 room house, the property also sports a Japanese Garden, wildlife exhibits, Children’s Farm and a Nature Visitor Centre to name a few. The best way to see a majority of the estate would be to take the hop on hop off tram to different points in the park and then opt for a guided tour of the mansion.
Entrance Ticket Details For Maymont Park
- While entry to the grounds is free, tram rides and carriage rides cost USD 3 and 5 respectively.
- Mansion- USD 5 per person suggested donation; Children’s Farm Bar- USD 4 per person suggested donation.
- Nature and Visitor Centre Exhibits Youth & Adults (13-59) USD 3 and Seniors (60+) and Children (4-12) USD 2.
- Free for Maymont members and kids under 4 years old.
Maymont Park Hours
- Guided tours on the hour and half-hour, last tour begins at 4:30 pm
- Mansion- Tuesday to Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Children’s Farm Barn- Tuesday to Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Nature and Visitor Centre Exhibits- Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:45 pm); Gardens- Hampton Street and Spottswood Road entrances open until 7:00 pm from mid-March through October, weather permitting.
- Selba (American and International cuisines)
- Acacia Midtown (American food served)
- O'Toole's (American and Irish food served)
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69.12% of people who visit Richmond include Maymont Park in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
87.72% of people start their Maymont Park visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Maymont Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Maymont Park
Maymont Park Reviews & Ratings
So much beauty to enjoy. We spent the majority of our time in the Japanese Gardens. This area is full of photograph opportunities! Things for all ages to do with the petting zoo and animals including bison easily visible on the path. A suggested donation is asked for admission but I did not see many visitors making it. Such an asset to the city!
My wife, baby and I have been to Maymont Park 2 time so far this year. We have brought along both friends and family members to our outings. I would highly recommend this park for both the young and older families. An animal farm gives way to an expansive park area which includes various floral gardens. The first time we went, we spent time in the Nature Center. The park has free admission but does have kiosks which allow donations. The Nature Center does require a $4 admission fee for adults. Children ages 4-12 and seniors are $3. Especially if you are visiting Maymont in the summer months, go to the Nature Center. The air conditioning is a great break from the heat. Aquariums, child recreation area and animal exhibits are located in the Nature Center. We did not get a chance to visit the mansion on either of our visits but have heard it is worth a stop. While you are in the park be sure to pick up a popsicle from King of Pops!
We love Maymont! The nature center is great. The cost is $4 per adult and $3 per child 4 and over. It's a small area but has lots of turtles, an otter, frogs, snakes, fish etc. They are revamping many of the exhibits but just for the cute otter alone I thought it was worth it. They have maps of the park there and have lots of information in general. Check it out!!
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.
A really lovely place for every age. The Japanese and Italian gardens are well done. There are so many beautiful trees and wildlife. Picnic paradise!