Step back in time as The Summer of No Regrets Road Trip visits Maymont, a 19th-century estate in one of the United States’ oldest (and most charming) cities: Richmond, Virginia.
Hailing from the era of Rockefellers, Carnegies and Vanderbilts, Maymont was once the home of Richmond railroad investor James Henry Dooley and his wife, Sallie. The 44-room, four-story home exemplifies an American Gilded Age estate, complete with magnificent gardens, stunning architecture, and lavishly decorated with treasures from around the world. (Downton Abbey fans: The Crawley family would fit right in.)
What makes Maymont even cooler is that the Dooley family donated it to be preserved for future generations as a public park and museum. History buffs, rejoice: You can stroll through every beautifully maintained acre of Maymont to experience it just as it was in its glory days. If you visit, don’t miss Sallie’s ornate swan bedroom or James’ debonair library.
Of course, you don’t need to live in a historic mansion to want to preserve the memories in your home. Contact your local ERIE Agent to see how homeowner’s insurance can help you preserve what you’ve worked so hard to build.
Next up on our tour: Roanoke, Virginia