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Maymont Farm to Re-Open March 26

February 27, 2017
Richmond residents and fans of Maymont have been chomping at the bit, getting their feathers ruffled, and having a cow waiting for the much anticipated re-opening of the popular Farm. So everyone is sure to be as happy as a pig in mud to finally celebrate the new and improved Maymont Farm at a grand re-opening on Sunday, March 26 from 12 to 4pm. Read more.

Retired Race Horse Joins Maymont Carriage Team

February 13, 2017
A horse named Solo won’t be spending much time alone at his new home at Maymont. The 12-year-old retired race horse recently joined fellow former racer, Arctic Warrior (“Artie”), as a member of Maymont’s two-horse carriage team. Read more.


February 8, 2017
The Victorian Society in America – the only national non-profit organization committed to historic preservation, protection, understanding, education, and enjoyment of 19th-century heritage – will present its Spring Study Tour & Symposium in Richmond, Virginia, March 24-26 in partnership with Maymont. Read more.

Advance Program Listings: Spring-Summer 2017

December 8, 2016
Advance listings for Maymont’s February – August 2017 programs are now available. Highlights include a special exhibition at Maymont Mansion as part of the national centennial observance of World War I, Richmond’s favorite spring traditions, including Spring Break Week, Dominion Family Easter and the Herbs Galore & More Festival, and family-friendly outdoor adventues including a camp-out, an evening bat search, and scavenger hunts. Read more.

Grandaughter of Dooleys’ Head Cook Receives Maymont Benevolent Society Award

December 6, 2016
Nearly 100 years ago, Frances Twiggs Walker served as the head cook for James and Sallie Dooley at Maymont. Doris Walker Woodson, Walker’s granddaughter, was presented with the 2016 Maymont House Benevolent Society Award for her outstanding contributions to Maymont’s preservation. Read more.

Joyous Traditions and New Features Enliven Victorian Holidays

November 16, 2016
The Victorian Holidays at Maymont have never felt so alive! The season is more animated than ever in 2016 with new living history by actors Alan Sader and Desiree Roots, new market vendors during Old-Fashioned Christmas, more music, and of course, everyone’s favorite activities – mansion tours and horse-drawn carriage rides. Read more.

Maymont Suffers Loss of Male Otter, Neptune

November 2, 2016
It is with great sadness that Maymont announces the death of Neptune, the male North American river otter, who passed away on Friday, October 28, at the age of 19. Read more.

Two Young Bison Arrive at Maymont

October 20, 2016
Two young female bison arrived at Maymont to live in the estate’s bison habitat. The heifers are 16 months old and 17 months old, and each weighs over 600 pounds. Read more.

Maymont Mourns Loss of Its First Otter

September 20, 2016
The Maymont family is deeply saddened by the recent loss of Pandora, our female North American river otter, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 17. Read more.

Pokémon Go: Catch ‘Em All at Maymont

July 15, 2016
From Eevee to Cubone to Growlithe to Bulbasaur, it’s monster madness at Maymont as Pokémon Go players are trying to “catch ‘em all” on the 100-acre estate. Since the game’s release more than a week ago, it’s topped Twitter’s daily users and sees more engagement than Facebook. Read more.

Advance Program Listings: Fall 2016 – Winter 2017

June 14, 2016
Advance listings for Maymont’s August 2016 – February 2017 programs are now available. Highlights include the Dooley Noted Society’s Beer & Wine Classic, family-friendly camp-out and wetland adventures, a six-class art history series featuring Victorian architecture and decorative arts, Richmond’s favorite holiday traditions including Old-Fashioned Christmas, and tales of social rituals and family drama from the Downton era at Maymont “Abbey.” Read more.

Maymont Foundation Announces New Executive Director

April 28, 2016
The Maymont Foundation Board of Directors announced that Parke Richeson has been chosen to become the organizations new Executive Director. She was selected from a nationwide search of more than 200 candidates. Read more.

Maymont Celebrating 90th Anniversary of Public Opening

March 9, 2016
A world beyond imagination opened to the citizens of Richmond in March 1926. For the first time, the entire community was invited to step inside the gates of Maymont. To commemorate the generations of family fun and memories at the estate, Maymont will host a 90th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, April 17 from 12 to 5pm on the Carriage Lawn and at Maymont Mansion. Read more.

Maymont Director of Horticulture Named Host of WCVE “Virginia Home Grown” and VLNA Professional of the Year

January 13, 2016
Maymont Director of Horticulture, Peggy Singlemann, has been selected as the new host of the WCVE/WHTJ PBS local gardening program, “Virginia Home Grown,” and she has been named Professional of the Year by the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association (VNLA). Read more.

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