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MAYMONT                                    804-358-7166                                                          
2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, VA  23220                           

DIRECTIONS: From I-64 and I-95, take Boulevard exit #78.  Go South 3 miles to Shirley Road and take a left.  Go one block, bear left.  Go one block, turn right onto Shields Lake.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  From its historical buildings and magnificent gardens to its animal exhibits and rolling lawns, Maymont is a 100 acre Victorian country estate reflecting the splendor of the Gilded Age.

It includes the Maymont House Museum, gardens and carriage collection and now featuring a Nature Center, Children’s Farm and Wildlife Exhibits.  The kids will enjoy, exhibits to view bison, black bear, otters and hundreds of other animals, tram and carriage rides and much more. The new Robins Nature & Visitor Center is fully wheelchair accessible, whereas other areas of Maymont are more limited due to historical nature.

PARKING:  16 designated accessible parking spaces, located Spottswood entrance, Hampton entrance and Robins Nature & Visitor Center.  Accessible parking space 8 ft. wide.  Accessible aisle 5 ft. wide.  Nearby ramps well marked.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION:  Paved roadways and sidewalks, accessible to persons with mobility disabilities.  Several steep hills may require assistance for persons in wheelchairs.

ENTRANCE:  Located Nature & Visitor Center.  15 exterior steps, each 6 in. high.  Handrails on left/right.  Ramps provided.  4 entry doors, 36 in. wide, easily open out with pull/push handle 26 in. above floor.  Steps inside at exhibit area.  Each step marked with tactile strip/color change.  Handrails on left/right.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:   Located Nature & Visitor Center.  Available without steps.  Doors 36 in. wide, open in.  No turns to enter.  Wheelchair accessible stalls have 36 in. wide doors opening in, and handrails.  19 in. toilet seat height, 36 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height 35 in.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Rest rooms identified by raised figures with pants or skirt on the door to designate men or women.

For guests with visual disabilities:  Signs in large print, printed on a non-glossy surface.  Increased wattage lighting in dining areas.

For guests with mobility disabilities: the Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessibility is limited in some areas, including Maymont Mansion and the Italian Garden. At Maymont Mansion, if someone in your party can carry your wheelchair up the porch steps, then a first floor tour of the house can be accommodated. Maymont Mansion can also provide its own wheelchair for first floor tours.

Wheelchair-accessible restrooms and drinking fountains are located at the Nature & Visitor Center, near Raptor Valley and at the Children’s Farm.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE FACILITIES:  In Robins Nature & Visitors Center.  Table height 28 in. 

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 36 in. wide.  Counters 36 in. high.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Maymont Mansion open Tues-Sun, 12-5. Nature Center open Tues-Sun, 10-5. Grounds open daily.. Admission fee for nature and visitor center.


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