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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
+1 202-686-5807
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Hillwood Museum -- A Hidden Treasure!

Although I have visited Hillwood often, I recently had the opportunity to take out of town guests... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2015
A DC must see!

The Marjorie Merriweather Post estate is filled with treasures. Russia collection... Fabergé... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2015
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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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4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
+1 202-686-5807
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

Although I have visited Hillwood often, I recently had the opportunity to take out of town guests there. The grounds were beautiful and we took advantage of the lovely weather to walk through the entire garden. My guests found the house fascinating and the brochure...More

Thank Grandma41
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The Marjorie Merriweather Post estate is filled with treasures. Russia collection... Fabergé, porcelains and Russian Orthodox ecclesiastical objects. The house itself is filled with beautiful furniture, art and fixtures... and still feels very much as if Ms. Post could appear at any moment. Wonderful gardens...More

1  Thank jpord40
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

What a germ! The gardens, out buildings and home are so very beautiful. Plenty of rooms to see and grounds to walk. Visitor friendly. My only complaint is the guide of a group was rather rude to me as she brought your group in. She...More

1  Thank Bec61
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Find myself telling others about it...so it must have been a highlight of my recent DC trip. Discount offered for teachers...never found this before anywhere in the world...and a very interesting experience of how the other half lives! The home is sumptuously furnished with thousands...More

1  Thank JulieJulie88
Reviewed 1 August 2015

The contents of the Mansion on this property rival those of most art museums I have visited. The Faberge collection, alone, is one of the largest anywhere. Although Russian and French art are not my favorites of the genres, those throughout the home were so...More

Thank VirginiaTravelersrus
Reviewed 30 July 2015

I loved learning about Marjorie Meriweather Post. She was an American treasure. The venue lets you wander through her estate and her life. From gowns to jewels to the furnishings you can't help but feel the life she led.

Reviewed 30 July 2015

Marjory Merriweather Post was the Grand Dame of society in Wash D.C. and New York for decades. The mansion she purchased & renovated in 1955 and the surrounding gardens are truly remarkable. She was fascinated with France during the 1700's and Czarist Russia. Being a...More

Thank R P
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

This was our favourite place in our whole trip and coincidentally the last place we visited. The estate is gorgeous. We were prepared to pay the suggested donation of $18/person but the front desk said told us that there is a discount for teachers which...More

2  Thank mizdot
Reviewed 29 July 2015

WOW! So impressive. The Russian royal collection is worth seeing again and again. Do not miss the Tea Room for a nice break. The gardens are beautiful. Been many times.

Thank debay11
Reviewed 26 July 2015

If you want something really different in DC go to this wonderful home of Marjorie Merriweather Post. What a special treat that was thoughtfully created by Ms Post and left to the public. Be sure to watch the brief film before embarking on the tour....More

1  Thank MK L
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2 July 2017|
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Response from Tetor22 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not familiar with individual tour companies around D.C. However, I know there are tons of public transit options within the City. You can get there by bus and Metro rail. The address is 4155 Linnean Avenue... More
LaDonna R
17 April 2017|
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Response from JohnAnnColumbia_MD | Reviewed this property |
Adult: $18 Senior: $15 College Students: $10 Child (6-18): $5 Children under 6: free Hillwood members: free Discount for paying online.
LaDonna R
17 April 2017|
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Response from Tetor22 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with JohnAnnCo, posted above. You can also visit their website for any changes in the pricing. Well worth every penny.