Maymont offers a variety of guided or audio group tours for your garden club, motorcoach tour or special group. Choose from our unique group packages featuring Maymont history, gardens, animals or Victorian holiday traditions, or customize your group’s experience from 10 different tour options, including a self-guided option. 15-day advance registration is required for groups of 10 or more, even those planning self-guided tours.
For details and reservations, email Maymont’s Group Tour Coordinator or call 804-358-7166, ext. 364.
$25 per person; minimum 20 participants
Designed especially for garden clubs and horticultural groups, this package is ideal for those seeking expert information on Maymont’s spectacular historic gardens. Includes mansion tour and horticulturalist-led garden tour.
Victorian Holiday Package
$22 per person; minimum 20 participants
Christmas at Maymont is simply magical. Experience the grandeur of the season with a guided mansion tour.
Maymont Mansion Tour
$15 per person; minimum 20 participants
Step back in time to the Victorian era with a visit to the opulent home of James and Sallie Dooley. Our engaging tour guides will lead your group through the 33-room mansion that was the stately home of this prominent Southern couple from 1893-1925. Belowstairs, the kitchen, pantries, wine cellar and other restored rooms reveal the domestic staff’s side of this Virginia upstairs/downstairs story. The Swan Bed and 15-foot Tiffany window are among the many highlights of this Gilded Age treasure. See the magnificent Christmas decorations on our special holiday tour (annually from mid-November to early January).
Historic Estate Walking Tour
$8 per person; 45 minutes
Explore the grounds on foot and get a close look at the breathtaking combination of gardens, outbuildings, carriages and fountains that make Maymont so special. As you walk along, your guide will share historical insights and little-known details about this remarkable estate. This tour will also introduce guests to the stars of our nationally known arboretum—an unrivaled collection of native and champion trees and shrubs.
Horticulturist-Led Garden Walking Tour
$15 per person; minimum 20 participants
Discover Maymont’s gardens alongside one of our staff horticulturists. Your group will be led through the formal Italian Garden, the traditional Japanese Garden, the fragrant Herb Garden and the unique Arboretum by an expert in the care and maintenance of these landscaping treasures. This walking-intensive tour is perfect for garden clubs, horticulture students and floral societies.
The Robins Nature Center Tour
$8 (ages 13-64) / $6 (ages 3-12 and seniors 65+) / Free for members and children under 3; 30 minutes, self-guided; minimum 15 participants/maximum 120 participants
Take a stroll “along the James River” in a facility featuring a 20-foot waterfall and 26,000 gallons of linked aquariums with hundreds of fish, reptiles and a playful river otter. Your group will be sure to enjoy what The Washington Post called a “transporting experience” with this visit to The Robins Nature Center.
The Robins Nature Center “Behind the Scenes” Tour
$20 per person; 30 minutes, minimum 10 participants/maximum 20 participants
Step through the “Employees Only” door and explore the inner workings of The Robins Nature Center’s extensive aquariums. Get an exclusive guided view of the complex filtration system and massive pumps in action. Your group will also see how the staff “cooks” food each day for the hundreds of animals that live at Maymont.
Group Tour Details
Maymont reserves the right to offer an abbreviated tour in the event of late arrivals. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the visit for a refund of the balance. Reservations are required and payment is due two weeks prior to visit (25% is a non-refundable deposit). Complimentary admission for tour escort and driver is provided to each group of 25 or more. Maymont Mansion is not wheelchair accessible, and vigorous walking is required for many of Maymont’s tours. For more information about visiting Maymont, read our Frequently Asked Questions.