Maymont Golf Cart Tours - Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun

Why We Love This

  • Explore 100 beautiful acres with ease!
  • See where Maymont's animals live!
  • Learn about the estate history!

Maymont

Explore Maymont's 100 acres of rolling hills, fascinating history, gorgeous gardens and animal exhibits with ease during a golf cart tour with a personal guide. Whether it's your first visit or 50th and whether you're seven or 77, you'll love this experience full of fun facts, unique stories, and insights about the estate, the landscape, and the animals who call Maymont home.

What You'll Do

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.

Insider Tips

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 most Wednesdays, Thursdays, 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.

Age & Fitness

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.

Meeting Location

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

When To Arrive

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.

Parking

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

Food & Drinks

You are welcome to bring a bottle of water on the tour. Food and other beverages are not permitted on the tour.

Handicap Accessible

The Robins Nature & Visitor Center (the starting location for tours) is handicap 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.

Cancellations & Refunds

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.

What If It Rains?

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.

"Excellent I would recommend highly"

October 29, 2018 - 

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


"Beautiful afternoon!"

October 24, 2018 - 

Wonderful, informative experience!


"Great tour!"

October 21, 2018 - 

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.


"Amazing!"

October 7, 2018 - 

Beautiful grounds and lovely tour guide!


"Excellent"

October 7, 2018 - 

Would highly recommend- great way to explore the grounds! Absolutely loved it- very knowledgeable guide- kathy!


"loads of fun"

October 5, 2018 - 

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


"Maymount Golf Tour is an experience not to be missed!"

October 23, 2017 - 

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!


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