Experience Maymont's 100 acres with ease as you are driven past most of Maymont's main attractions. From your own personal tour operator, you will learn about the history of the estate, its gardens and the animals who call Maymont home.
Please leave your pets at home. Tour operators are paid Maymont employees and are not permitted to personally accept tips. Any tips given will be applied toward a future project at Maymont. Golf carts can be windy. Please bring appropriate outerwear. Sneakers or other closed-toed shoes are highly recommended due to some limited walking. You may check in mobility devices, strollers and coolers at the Robins Nature & Visitors Center during the tour. Golf Cart Tours are currently available on Saturdays and Sundays, April through October. Please check the date you are interested in for current availability. Other weekday tours may be available with advanced notice. Please call to inquire about a tour time/date outside of normally scheduled tours.
The golf cart tour is recommended for children ages 5 and older. For safety reasons, Maymont does not allow children to be seated on the lap of an adult during tours. Someone with limited mobility who can transfer themselves from a mobility device to the golf cart may enjoy this tour. Please note that all guests should be able to hold on to the handrails on the golf cart during the tour. The golf cart can accommodate a mobility device the size of a cane or crutches and larger mobility devices may be checked at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center during the tour.
All tours begin at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23220. Please note that Maymont has three entrances. Directions to the Robins Nature & Visitor Center can be found here: https://maymont.org/visit/directions/#nature-center
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour to ensure you are checked in and ready by tour time. You will check in at the front desk of the Robins Nature & Visitor Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23220.
Free parking is available at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23220. Please note that Maymont has three entrances. Directions to the Robins Nature & Visitor Center can be found here: https://maymont.org/visit/directions/#nature-center
You are welcome to bring a bottle of water on the tour. Food and other beverages are not permitted on the tour.
The Robins Nature & Visitor Center (the starting location for tours) is accessible. Someone with limited mobility who can transfer themselves from a mobility device to the golf cart may enjoy this tour. Please note that all guests should be able to hold on to the handrails on the golf cart during the tour. The golf cart can accommodate a mobility device the size of a cane or crutches and larger mobility devices may be checked at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center during the tour.
For golf cart tour reservations, we require 48 hours notice to receive a full refund if your group is four guests or less. If your group is five or more guests, we require 72 hours notice of cancellation. Groups of four or less canceling within 48 hours and groups of 5 or more canceling within 72 hours notice will receive a refund excluding the online booking fee.
In the case of inclement weather that requires us to cancel a tour ahead of time, you will be notified by email at least 30 minutes before your scheduled tour time. You may choose to reschedule your tour or receive a refund. If the rain begins during the tour, every effort will be made to continue the tour if it is safe to do so. Tours in progress that are canceled due to severe weather will receive a pro-rated refund or can be rescheduled for another time.
We had a wonderful tour! Carl was awesome!
We had a great time, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, the gardens were beautiful. Would definitely recommend.
A great way to get around and learn about Maymont.
We LOVED our tour with Wendy! She was fun and friendly and knowledgeable. We had the last tour of the day, and she gave us a little extra time. We learned a lot about Maymont and will definitely come back again. Our friends from Chicago thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Highly recommend it!
Should be slotted more time so you donot have to rush for mansion tour.
This tour was totally worth it. It was really enjoyable. We stopped and got out and walked the Japanese and Italian gardens. Our tour guide Wendy was great and very knowledgeable. You get earbuds and a audio pack so you can easily hear all of the information. It's on the list of things to do again when family comes to town, everyone will enjoy it.
What a great arboretum/garden. I’ve spent 50 years exploring gardens in the USA and Britain. This garden is at the quality list . I treated my 94 year job of mother and daughter to a golf cart ride and they were both very excited about the experience. What better can you do for a old and frail person? Highly recommended!
Took an out of town guest and we both enjoyed the overview of Maymont. Great guide too.
From out of town and Wendy gave us an awesome tour. It was an excellent experience.
Carl was our guide and he was very informative, flexible and knowledgeable. It was fun! This was a Mother's Day gift for a not too mobile 92 y.o. and a perfect treat. We highly recommend it.
We’d recommend it to anyone...
The guide was great and knowledgeable. We got to cover a lot more ground than we could have by foot.
Definitely a lovely place to relax and learn, enjoy the day with my family.
Our tour guide Wendy made the experience very wonderful. She knew a lot about the estate and told us all the stories which made it come to life
Wonderful, informative experience!
We had a great time on the Maymont Golf Cart Tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, and I learned so much about the park and the Dooley's, the previous owners. The grounds are just lovely, and it was great to see the animals that cannot be put back into the wild for various reasons so well cared for.
Beautiful grounds and lovely tour guide!
Would highly recommend- great way to explore the grounds! Absolutely loved it- very knowledgeable guide- kathy!
Kathy was great! Been coming there for years, but still learned something new. I filled out a comment card @ the Nature Center, but forgot to say that I really appreciated the head phones. I am hearing impaired and have a tough time with a lot of background noise. With the head phones, was able to hear much more of what Kathy was saying. Now I need to sign up for the Japanese Garden special event. Suzanne Pryse
Thank you Kathy for an amazing tour, the day was picturesque and the weather was perfect. The gardens were beautiful and this golf cart tour was simply majestic with abundances of history and fluid motion of nature. I recommend this tour for all ages and am looking forward to our next visit Thank you!