Step back in time to 1893 when James and Sallie Dooley first welcomed friends to their beloved estate. Meet Victorian ladies and gentlemen, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, and listen to music of the era including a special performance by the John Marshall Alumni Band. Wear your favorite hat, share Maymont memories and enjoy a lively afternoon at one of the City’s most picturesque spots. Food will be available for purchase (Free, $ for activities)Find out more »
When was this invented? How did that work? Visit Maymont Mansion and marvel at the latest up-to-date comforts of an 1890s home: electricity, central heat, indoor plumbing, telephone service, an elevator and more. The program includes a STEM lab with fun make-and-take activities. Register online at maymont.org by September 25Find out more »
Enjoy a special excursion to see Swannanoa, the summer home of James and Sallie Dooley on Afton Mountain in Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge. The marble Italian Renaissance-style villa designed by Noland and Baskervill was completed in 1913. En route to Afton Mountain, Dale Wheary, Maymont’s Curator and Director of Historical Collections and Programs, will provide historical background on Swannanoa. Lunch is in Staunton, the picturesque town where James and Sallie Dooley were married, followed by a tour of spots familiar…Find out more »
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