Maymont Heartbroken Over Unexpected Loss of Ella, the Female Otter



  The Maymont family is grieving the loss of Ella, the female North American river otter, who died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 8. Ella was transported on Saturday from her habitat in The Robins Nature and Visitor Center at Maymont to Wellesley Animal Hospital, where many of Maymont’s animals receive veterinary care, for an oral/dental …

Planting Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention



As a popular destination for children and families, Maymont is honored to partner with SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) to display a temporary pinwheel garden at the Farm starting today. The following is a guest post by Katelynn Jarrells, Operations Coordinator at Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now). It takes more than love and …

Persistence: The Saga of Woman’s Suffrage



The following post is by Nancy Lowden, Manager of Historical Programs at Maymont During the month of March we honor the accomplishments of generations of compassionate and persistent women who made a difference in the lives of others. One of the most significant milestones in women’s history was the passage of the Constitutional amendment that …

Celebrating World Wildlife Day at Maymont



  In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 3 World Wildlife Day to celebrate the variety of the world’s wild animals and plants. Every year is a different theme – this year it’s “Big cats: predators under threat.” You may be familiar with Maymont’s big cat ambassador Monty, a North American Bobcat. Known …

Dooley-Era Aerial Photo of Maymont Discovered



The following post is by Dale Wheary, Curator/Director of Historical Collections & Programs, and Herbert Wheary Last year Richmond architect Gibson Worsham presented an extraordinary gift to the Maymont Mansion Archives—an early bird’s eye view of Maymont that had been preserved among his family papers. In our age of drone photography this may not seem so …

Bob Hill Honored with Maymont House Benevolent Society Award



  Over the course of more than three decades, Bob Hill has been one of Maymont’s most faithful friends, helping to preserve the historic estate and sustain it for the future. As a tribute to his long term support, Maymont honored Bob Hill as a model of exceptional stewardship with the 2017 Maymont House Benevolent …

Maymont Mourns the Loss of Its Gray Fox



  The Maymont family is deeply saddened by the recent loss of Cane, the gray fox, who passed away last week at the age of 14. The long-time resident of the fox habitat had geriatric conditions including significant arthritis in his legs and spine, and he was no longer responding favorably to medical care. Consequently, …

Celebrate Holiday Merriment at Maymont’s Old-Fashioned Christmas



  Start the holiday season right with one of Richmond’s most beloved holiday traditions, Old-Fashioned Christmas at Maymont, on Sunday, December 3. Guests are invited to experience a celebration enjoyed by generations of families and revel in the merriment of the holiday season with an afternoon full of surprises and activities sure to please everyone. …

Maymont Unwraps Plan for Holiday Ornament Series



The holiday season is just around the corner, and when it comes time to put up your tree, you’ll want to save a branch for Maymont’s first-ever commemorative ornament! This limited release is the inaugural piece in a planned series featuring local artists. Starting November 13, the first 80 people to purchase a family membership …

NEW! Explore Maymont by Golf Cart



  Guests will be able to experience Maymont’s dynamic history and beautiful landscape in a whole new way beginning this weekend, October 7-8. On Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting), guests can book a private golf cart ride – complete with their own personal tour guide – to explore Maymont’s 100 acres of rolling hills, fascinating …