March 31st, 2016 by RichmondBargains

Current half-price deals on RichmondForLess.com include:

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November 18th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

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At the Japanese Garden last week

Love Maymont? Through November 22, you can purchase a membership to Maymont for 30% off, making it $42 for a family for one year, or $72 for a family for two years. This gets you some discounts to programs and free admission to the Nature Center.

When we had a membership, our boys especially loved the free tram rides that came with it (tram runs seasonally on weekends and helps you make it to the far corners of the park with little ones!

Not to mention supporting a great Richmond institution!

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May 4th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

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From Richmond Shakespeare:

    Please join us this Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm at Maymont for a FREE performance of the hilarious, fast-paced comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged.) Directed by Dr. Jan Powell, starring – Jay Banks, David Janosik and Alexander Sapp. This performance will be at the Carriage House Lawn at Maymont. Rain date – May 6th at 7pm.

    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), is an irreverent, high-speed roller-coaster through the Bard’s plays. Join our madcap trio of ambitious prop-laden actors as they weave their wicked way through Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter!

    “STUPENDOUS, ANCHORLESS JOY!” – New York Times
    “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” – The Today Show

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March 16th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

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This Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015, ten historic homes and museums around Richmond will offer free admission for Time Travelers Weekend. Venues include Agecroft Hall, Maymont’s Dooley Mansion, the Poe Museum, and the White House of the Confederacy. Just show this Time Travelers Passport (either printed or on a mobile device).

    “Richmond’s most renowned historic homes and museums offer visitors a “passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015. Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover the City’s treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, John Wickham, Major James Dooley and other important Virginians.

    Ten participating sites – Agecroft Hall, Dabbs House Museum, The John Marshall House, Maymont, Meadow Farm Museum, The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Virginia House, White House of the Confederacy, The 1812 John Wickham House and Wilton House Museum – will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport, available via download from websites of participating attractions. This special offer equates to savings of more than $55 per person. (Some restrictions may apply.)

    Download your passport or show via your mobile device. Read the media release for information on each site.”

Press release with information about each site

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May 12th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare will present a free performance of The Taming of the Shrew on Tuesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. on Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn.

“Bring your picnic dinner, comfortable lawn chairs, and join us under the stars!

Taking our inspiration from the VMFA exhibit “Hollywood Costume,” our production will be set in the 1930’s, evoking the best of Hollywood’s screwball comedies and glamorous musicals, gangster movies – even the Marx Brothers and WC Fields! This beloved Shakespeare comedy about men, women, power and love will charm and enchant you.”

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October 24th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

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Via Maymont on Facebook:

Note: Maymont also mentions “Please use caution, and park in the Children’s Farm or Hampton Street lot. Hundreds of youngsters will be running in the Sports Backers Marathon Junior through Byrd Park next to the Maymont Nature Center until approximately 12pm, and there will be several temporary road closures during the races.”

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June 4th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

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Enjoy free admission to Maymont’s Nature Center on Sunday, June 9. Hours are 10am-5pm. (Regularly $2-$3)

    The Robins Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont is dedicated to native Virginia wildlife. Rather than displaying a host of exotic creatures from distant seas, the Nature Center interprets the natural environment of the James River. Guests are astonished to discover the staggering variety of species living in Richmond’s own backyard. A 20-foot waterfall cascades into the first of 13 giant, linked aquariums that are home to playful river otters, turtles and fish of all shapes and sizes. Interactive galleries, including a replica of Richmond’s floodwall and several aquatic-based displays add to this memorable river experience. Guests learn even more by chatting with animal keepers and aquarists during feeding and otter training demonstrations.

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May 17th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

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During May 2013, you can purchase a family membership to Maymont for only $30, regularly $60.

Member benefits:
• Free admission to the Nature Center exhibits
• Free Maymont Tram privileges (subject to availability)
• Special members-only programs
• Special discounts and early registration for events, camps and programs
• $25 discount on birthday party packages
• 10% discount on Maymont souvenirs and gifts
• Seasonal special offers through Maymont’s electronic newsletter
• Advance notice of events and programs

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April 29th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

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This Wednesday 5/1 on Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn, Richmond Shakespeare will be performing The Tempest at 7pm. The performance is free.

“A reprise of the critically-acclaimed production of The Tempest, performed on the beautiful grounds of Maymont. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics and enjoy James Alexander Bond’s wonderful cast as they present one of the Bard’s best loved works: a story of magic, power, and redemption.”

Rain date May 2.

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May 3rd, 2012 by RichmondBargains

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I would love to catch this free Shakespeare performance at Maymont next Wednesday (Update 5/8 – The performance has been moved to THURSDAY May 10, due to stormy weather predicted for Wednesday):

    Richmond Shakespeare Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Wednesday, May 9 Thursday May 10, 7pm, Carriage House Lawn
    Enjoy a production of one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage in the beautiful setting of Maymont.

Also head to the Maymont Japanese Garden this Sunday for a performance by The University of Richmond Taiko Drummers at 1:30 & 2:30pm

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