Maymont is a 100 acre (400,000 mē) Victorian estate located at 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, Virginia. It contains Maymont Mansion, a historic house museum, an arboretum, formal gardens, native wildlife exhibits, a nature center, carriage collection, and petting zoo known as "The Maymont Children's Farm".
In 1893, Major James H. Dooley, a wealthy Richmond lawyer and philanthropist, and his wife, Sallie, completed their elaborate Gilded Age estate on a site high above the James River. According to their wishes, after their deaths Maymont was left to the people of Richmond. Over the next 75 years, additional attractions were added.
The Dooley Noted Society is the young professional group that supports Maymont through cultivation of volunteer, social and fund raising activities.
Gilded Age Estatete
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