Maymont Park

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  • Address: 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8043587166
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Landmark, Estate, Family And Kids, Mansion

Maymont Park - Review

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.

Maymont Park Ticket Prices

  • 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 Opening and Closing 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.

Restaurants Near Maymont Park

  • Selba (American and International cuisines)
  • Acacia Midtown (American food served)
  • O'Toole's (American and Irish food served)

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TripHobo Highlights for Maymont Park

  • Maymont Park Address: 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
  • Maymont Park Contact Number: +1-8043587166
  • Maymont Park Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Maymont Park Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Maymont Park(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Maymont Park: 02:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Maymont Park

  • 95% of people who visit Richmond include Maymont Park in their plan

  • 76.35% of people start their Maymont Park visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Maymont Park

Monday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Maymont Park

People normally club together Hollywood Cemetery and Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts while planning their visit to Maymont Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • The park is absolutely beautiful, and very well maintained. The petting zoo and the bald eagle exhibit were both a hit with my daughter. It can be a bit of a hike though if you start from the petting zoo. Definitely a great place to have a picnic, there's lots of space. Id also recommend The mansion tour if you've got the time

  • Been coming here 35 plus years and still one of my favorite places to bring the kids. It’s free but donations are encouraged being that it cost so much to run the place and keep it free. We got the family season pass and the nature center is free. It also has several more benefits you can find on their website. We come so often it’s paid for itself. Trees for the kids to play in and a bamboo forest. A petting zoo where you can feed the goats. They have bobcats, deer, pony’s, horses, cows, bears, and an aquatic exhibit with otters, fish, and turtles at the nature center. The birds of prey exhibit is one of the newer ones. They have raptors, 3 bald eagles and other large birds. Unlike the National zoo in DC you will actually see animals!

  • Maymont Park has always been one of my favorite places to go in Richmond. I have memories visiting as a small child. And love taking my child there as well. The grounds are always well-maintained. The animal exhibits are wonderful but you can't always see the Bears. Great place to spend the entire day picnic and enjoy the sunshine. I've always personally loved the Japanese garden the best and the waterfall there is beautiful. If you want to just spend a day with the family this is one of the best places to visit.

  • Be sure to bring a backpack filled with water because you are gonna need it! The grounds are absolutely stunning. The animal farm, walkways, and nature exhibit are a must see. They have a fantastic aquarium with some of the most beautiful sturgeons I have ever seen! The hike around the area is not for the faint of heart. I'm telling you now that this is a huge estate. I recommend going on the tour of the mansion, the tour is a bit slow, but the decor is fantastic. If you are an artist like me then you will appreciate the furniture throughout the home. The Japanese garden is gorgeous. Was hard to get some good shots as the water had dried up under the first large bridge. Lots of hills so I wouldn't suggest coming here with a wheelchair to tour the entire grounds. I believe they have golf carts that will take people on the tour of the entire estate but we opted put of that and just walked the entire time. Definitely donate to keep this place up and running!

  • There is so much to do here. We went 2 days. If u want to see it all u could do it all in one day but should go early to have plenty of time. The barn area isn't impressive. ( I grew up in the country and went to a lot of fairs) but for city people it would be fun. We love going to the home and doing the tour. The wild life indoor stuff was fun. My kids loved seeing the different animals that live in VA. We didn't get time to walk the gardens but have heard amazing things about them. Also when we went this time most of the out door wild life wasn't out. But we still had a lot of fun walking. We have been in the begging of April and the begging of October. We have a lot of fun both times. We love to go any time we visit our family in VA!

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