A trip to Maymont is sure to entertain. Maymont was the 19th-century estate of wealthy couple James and Sallie Dooley. At their request, the 100-acre estate was given to the people of Richmond after their deaths. It has since turned into a historic museum, nature center, and garden and one of the top attractions in Richmond. Visitors can walk through the historic mansion, walk the Japanese and Italian gardens, or take a tour of the grounds. Maymont is also home to an extensive collection of wildlife exhibits. Hundreds of animals, including black bears, river otters, and goats, call Maymont home.
Address: 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220