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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
+1 202-686-5807
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Can't Wait To Go Back!

Was trolling TripAdvisor.com for some ideas of things to do over the holidays and came across... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2015
MegtheHealer
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Maryland
An experience

Opulence beyond belief. Mansion overstates everything but the grounds/gardens are a delight and... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2015
FormerChicagoGal
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Washington DC
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
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Reviewed 6 January 2015

Was trolling TripAdvisor.com for some ideas of things to do over the holidays and came across Hillwood Museum and Gardens. I have lived less than 10 miles away from this estate for nearly 20 years and never knew it existed! My husband and I went...More

2  Thank MegtheHealer
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Opulence beyond belief. Mansion overstates everything but the grounds/gardens are a delight and worth the admission all by themselves. Springtime is best. We were there during easter one year and it was gorgeous.

1  Thank FormerChicagoGal
Reviewed 3 January 2015

I've been to DC maybe 20 times, but never heard of Hillwood until this year. It's the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the cereal empire, and a world-class art collector and politically-connected Washington doyenne of the post-WWII era. She was married to...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2015

This was our second visit. We went back for the Cartier exhibit. We enjoyed the jewelry, the Marjorie Merriweather Post gowns and the gardens even though the gardens are in a winter snooze.

1  Thank 7034lithopolis
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Hillwood is a monument to the lifestyle and excellent taste of the business woman and millionaire Marjorie Merriweather Post. This Georgian home on 30 acres captures her taste and elegant lifestyle perfectly. After an excellent film in the visitor center we walked up to the...More

Thank patgammon
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Just wonderful!!!!! Property is beautiful. Mansion is incredible - definitely worth a visit!!! The collections just beautiful.

Thank mgb51
Reviewed 28 December 2014

First, book your cafe reservation well in advance. More on this later. It was a $50 round trip cab ride from Downtown DC....taking the metro would still entail a lot of uphill walking through a hilly residential area. The cab is worth it. We got...More

3  Thank J0yLady
Reviewed 28 December 2014

We visited Hillwood on Sunday, December 28 for our last chance to see the holiday decorations and the Cartier exhibit before they ended for the season. The Christmas displays are very well done throughout the main house and property. Decorations were very tasteful and complimented...More

Thank FF13
Reviewed 25 December 2014

This museum is so beautiful and so well run and maintained that it is a pleasure to visit and the café is great! Outside seating, lovely quiche and sandwiches, hot tea...nice desserts. Perfect.

Thank elise a
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Being of Russian descent, I am thankful for the fact that the Post heiress saved such great part of Russian culture when it was being destroyed due to instability in Russia. It is absolutely amazing. The coronation crown full of diamonds was my favorite piece,...More

Thank kitty567
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LaDonna R
What does entry cost, and what do taxis cost to get there from Capital hill?
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.
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LaDonna R
How much does a ticket cost?
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.
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elpaguio
The website Hillwoodmuseum is not working. Is there another web address?
11 April 2017|
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Response from ebk16 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it; you might want to call.
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