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Richmond, Fredericksburg and the Northern Neck Sights

Maymont

  • 2201 Shields Lake Dr. Map It
  • Richmond
  • Garden/Arboretum

Fodor's Review

On this 100-acre Victorian estate, one can explore the lavish Maymont House museum, a carriage collection, and elaborate Italian and Japanese gardens. A true family attraction, Maymont's complex includes the Nature Visitor Center, native wildlife exhibits, and a children's farm. Kids love the pair of playful otters in the aquarium and the waterfall above the Japanese garden. A Bald Eagle Habitat and Raptor Valley are popular additions to the wildlife areas of the park.

Take the hop-on, hop-off tram for $3 to see this huge park and its exhibits. Guided mansion tours are on the hour and half hour until 4:30 pm. A café is open for lunch. Carriage rides are also available for $5.

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Sight Information

Address:

2201 Shields Lake Dr., Richmond, Virginia, 23220, United States

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Phone:

804-358–7166

Website: www.maymont.org

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Grounds Apr.–Oct., daily 10–7; Nov.–Mar., daily 10–5. Mansion, nature center, and barn Tues.–Sun. noon–5

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