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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

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Address: 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
Phone Number:
+1 202-686-5807
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Hillwood, the grand estate of Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather...

Hillwood, the grand estate of Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, sits on 25 acres overlooking Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington DC. Along with a world renowned collection of Russian and French decorative arts, Hillwood also features extensive gardens and special exhibitions.

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Lovely estate in a great location

I was surprised how much I enjoyed visiting the Hillwood Museum and Gardens. My mother was visiting and always wanted to go there so we gave it a try. The holidays were a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was surprised how much I enjoyed visiting the Hillwood Museum and Gardens. My mother was visiting and always wanted to go there so we gave it a try. The holidays were a great time to visit, the decorations were gorgeous and added to the grandeur. I didn't know anything about Marjorie Merriweather Post and it was interesting to learn... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Post was a great collector and her home is a fascinating look at a wealthy woman's residence. I spent more time here than I thought I would. Definitely worth the trip.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Hillwood Mansion for over 20 years. It's worth to get a yearly pass. If you want a quiet place to read hide in the garden and enjoy. If you want to see Marjorie Merriweather Post collection of Russian 18th-century and French decorative art collection you are in for a treat. Don't miss the Faberge eggs and... More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in November so didn't experience much of the gardens at Hillwood, but did extensively tour the house. Marjorie Merriweather Post collected a huge amount of Russian art formerly owned by aristocrats, the czars, and others with a lot of wealth before the Russian revolution. Per the museum, she purchased much of it in large lots that were stashed... More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just down the road from where we were living for a few months, we did not take much notice of it at first. Eventually we went at the urging of friends and were pleasantly surprised. The house and its contents were superb especially the unusual russian collection. I also loved the kitchen. The gardens full of flowers with a special... More 

Lookout Mountain, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to visit here for years, but it never worked out on previous trips. We visited on Sunday afternoon for about 3 hours. It was cold and rainy, so our time was all in the home. The Russian art was superior. Beautiful, and beautifully displayed. The Christmas trees were stunning. The docents and security guard were very knowledgeable... More 

Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

What a treat!! This is a step back in time to a gracious age and a gracious place. Talk about having a glimpse into how "the other half" lives. The house/museum is just as it was when Ms. Post was alive and it is so exciting to peek behind the curtain. One can only imagine the dinner parties, the conversations,... More 

Custer, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We took an uber from downtown DC to get away from the big museums for a day. There was a lovely group of ladies serving as docents, we were able to tour the house with one of them. Amazing collection of Russian artifacts, delicious porcelain, and interesting facts about the family. Glad we searched it out. The grounds were also... More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and her partner live in DC but did not know about this gem. It is the former residence of Marjorie Merriweather Post and is a beautiful combination of home/museum and gardens. The collections of furniture, porcelain, crystal, tapestries and Fabrege eggs are wondrous. For me the highlight was the enormous greenhouse with 2000 orchids!!

Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Hillwood is among my favorite places to take my visitors to the DC area - especially those who have already seen many of the staples: monuments, Smithsonians, etc.-- because I never tire of seeing both the "old" exhibits and the new ones. Flowers and plants are kept beautifully in the green house and walking the grounds is a special treat... More 

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