Everyone has heard of the Biltmore House. How could you not? It’s America’s largest home. But a hidden gem that you may not know about is Maymont. Located in Richmond Virginia, Maymont is a 100 acre estate on the banks of the James River. A tour of the 33 room house will be sure to immerse you into a life of luxury in the Gilded Age.
The house itself is amazing but there is so much more to this estate. The property offers beautiful gardens including an Itailian garden and a Japanese garden (which happened to be my favorite), as well as a children’s barn, where kids can pet real life farm animals, and wildlife exhibits featuring Virginia Wildlife. You will also find a nature center with a really cool 20 ft waterfall and some of the cutest river otters ever!
While it’s not the Biltmore, it’s definitely worth visiting if you find yourself in Richmond!