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Advance Program Listings: August 2019 – January 2020

July 23, 2019
Advance listings for Maymont’s August 2019 – January 2020 programs are now available. Highlights include enchanting light displays in the Japanese Garden for the popular Garden Glow experience; Beer & Wine Classic, fall edition, featuring Virginia’s finest beverages; and Holiday Merriment at Maymont featuring a Victorian Christmas event, St. Nick’s Christmas Party, mansion holiday tours, wreath workshops and more ways to celebrate the season! Read more.

Have You ‘Herd’? Three Young Elk Have Arrived at Maymont

June 11, 2019
For the first time in 17 years, Maymont is home to elk, Cervus canadensis, one of the largest land mammals in North America. Two females (cows), approximately two years old, and one male (bull), approximately one year old, arrived at their new habitat near the Maymont Farm this spring. In the 1950s, Maymont housed a small herd of elk, but the last of that group died of natural causes in 2002. Read more.

Carriages By Candlelight Highlights Unique Maymont Collection

April 22, 2019
Maymont will present the second annual Carriages by Candlelight event, a unique celebration of the Maymont Carriage Collection, on Sunday, June 9 from 6 to 9 pm. Guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and spirits among beautiful antique carriages displayed on Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn and in the historical Carriage House. Musical entertainment, creative themed displays and carriage rides will add to the magic of the evening. All proceeds from the event benefit the Maymont Carriage Collection and carriage driving program. Read more.

Maymont Beer & Wine Classic Celebrates Virginia Craft Beverages

April 10, 2019
Beer and wine lovers are invited to raise a glass to local craft beverages on Friday, May 3 from 6-10pm at the bi-annual Beer & Wine Classic at Maymont, presented by Genworth Financial and Altria. Guests can mingle on Maymont’s scenic Carriage House Lawn and enjoy live music from Three Sheets to the Wind, America’s #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock, as they sample some of Virginia’s finest beverages. More than 20 local breweries, cideries, and wineries are on tap for this year’s event. Read more.

Great “Dills” for Gardeners at Maymont’s Herbs Galore & More

March 29, 2019
Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon and come out for everyone’s favorite gardening extravaganza, Herbs Galore & More at Maymont, on Saturday, April 27 from 8am to 4pm! Guests can peruse unique garden and herb-related goods from dozens of vendors at the Marketplace on Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn, learn from herb specialists during Meet the Expert sessions, and enjoy local food trucks while relishing the start of spring. This year’s event is presented by Hamilton Beach Brands and supported by Wegman’s and Colesville Nursery. Read more.

Families Hop to Maymont for Dominion Energy Family Easter

March 21, 2019
Families are invited to ring in the spring season at Maymont during one of Richmond’s favorite holiday events, Dominion Energy Family Easter, on Saturday, April 20 from 10am to 3pm on the Carriage House Lawn. Guests are sure to have an egg-cellent experience as they enjoy amusing games and activities, food trucks, live entertainment, and more. The event is made possible by this year’s sponsors, Dominion Energy, Patient First and The Life Church RVA. Read more.

Spring Break Week Adventures Await

March 6, 2019
Families will spring into action during Spring Break Week at Maymont, April 1-5, 2019. Guests of all ages will enjoy engaging and entertaining programs and activities every day, and Maymont’s indoor exhibits, including the Mansion and Nature Center, will be open all week – even on Monday, when they are usually closed. Read more.

Maymont Went “Wild” with Animal Additions in 2018

January 29, 2019
Maymont welcomed four new native animals – a striped skunk, an American kestrel, a red fox and an Eastern screech owl – to its wildlife family in the second half of 2018. Read more.

Advance Program Listings: Spring-Summer 2019

December 12, 2018
Advance listings for Maymont’s February – August 2019 programs are now available. Highlights include a special exhibition and tours featuring the extensive collection of French decorative arts acquired by James and Sallie Dooley for their Gilded Age mansion; Virginia’s finest beverages, plus live music, food trucks, lawn games and more at the Beer & Wine Classic; and favorite Richmond spring traditions and family-friendly outdoor adventures including Spring Break Week, Dominion Energy Family Easter, Herbs Galore & More, a camp-out, scavenger hunts, and lots of other amusements! Read more.

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas and Other Holiday Delights at Maymont

November 14, 2018
A cherished holiday tradition enjoyed by generations of families, OId-Fashioned Christmas, returns to Maymont on Sunday, December 2 from 12 to 4:30 p.m. Victorian ladies and gentlemen graciously welcome guests to the estate, where they can celebrate the season with special activities and entertainment that are sure to fill everyone with holiday spirit. Read more.

Maymont Receives $449,224 Grant for Watershed Education from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

September 25, 2018
Maymont has been awarded a $449,224 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program, which funds locally relevant, authentic experiential learning for K-12 audiences through Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) – multi‐stage activities that include learning both outdoors and in the classroom and aim to increase understanding and stewardship of watersheds and related ocean, coastal, riverine, estuarine, and Great Lakes ecosystems. Read more.

NEW! Garden Glow at Maymont Illuminates the Japanese Garden

September 19, 2018
An enchanting new experience will brighten nights at Maymont this fall as the Japanese Garden becomes a mesmerizing, illuminated landscape for “Garden Glow,” held nightly from Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 11, 6 to 10pm. Read more.

Advance Program Listings: Fall 2018-Winter 2019

July 25, 2018
Advance listings for Maymont’s August 2018 – February 2019 programs are now available. Highlights include a wondrous journey through the Japanese Garden as it shines with dramatic light displays, outdoor adventures during a family-friendly camp-out or camp-in, the 125th anniversary of the Maymont Mansion, Richmond’s favorite holiday traditions – including Old-Fashioned Christmas, Maymont by Moonlight and Wreath Workshops, and Valentine’s Day-themed activities, including family fun, Mansion love stories and a garden walk. Read more.

Maymont Hosts 125th Anniversary Celebration

July 23, 2018
Maymont is commemorating the 125th anniversary of the completion of the Maymont Mansion with a public celebration on Sunday, September 23 from 12 to 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite period hat and other attire as they meet Victorian-costumed ladies and gentlemen, share Maymont memories, and delight in the splendid sights inside the fully restored house museum. Read more.

125th Anniversary of the Maymont Mansion

June 12, 2018
The final stages of construction for the mansion at Maymont, including installation of a massive Tiffany window, were chronicled in the local news and surely were the talk of the town in Richmond, Virginia leading up to its completion in 1893. It was the grandest Richmond residence of its time, and today, it stands at the heart of Maymont, the beloved attraction that was recently named Virginia’s best park by Money magazine (May 25, 2018). Read more.

Herbs Galore & More at Maymont is Filled with Good Vibes for a Great Thyme

April 3, 2018
The Carriage House Lawn at Maymont becomes a shopping destination for plant, craft and food lovers during everyone’s favorite gardening extravaganza, Herbs Galore & More, on Saturday, April 28 from 8am to 4pm. Guests can peruse unique garden and herb-related goods from dozens of vendors, learn from specialists during Meet the Expert sessions, and enjoy local food trucks while relishing the start of spring. Read more.

Dominion Energy Family Easter Brings Spring Joy to Maymont

February 28, 2018
It’s almost time to hop on over to Maymont for one of Richmond’s favorite Easter events, Dominion Energy Family Easter, on Saturday, March 31 from 10am to 3pm. Guests will celebrate Easter on the Carriage House Lawn with exciting games and activities, food trucks, live entertainment, and more – all while soaking in the sunshine and spring blooms. Read more.

Explore Maymont’s 100 Acres with Ease

February 20, 2018
A new offering at Maymont allows its guests to explore 100 acres of rolling hills, expansive lawns, picturesque landscapes, Gilded Age history and animal habitats with ease. Private golf cart rides with a
personal tour guide will begin March 17. Read more.

Say Hello to Maymont’s New Crow

February 1, 2018
Maymont kicked off the New Year with a new animal addition, welcoming an African pied crow to the estate. Donated to Maymont from a partner in Northern Virginia, the female crow is eight months old. She has been named ‘Ginny,’ short for Virginia, as a nod to her home state and as reference to Edgar Allan Poe, the well-known author with strong ties to Richmond. Read more.

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