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“Worthwhile”

Hillwood Museum & Gardens
Ranked #19 of 446 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Worthwhile”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

This is a wonderful respite in the middle of Rock Creek Park--feels like a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the Mall but really is quite close t upper Connecticut Avenue. Fascinating home tour with eye-popping French and Russian art/artifacts, as well as glimpses into Ms. Post's personal wardrobe closet. Fabulous gardens and decent on-site cafe. Only downers: accessible by car only (plenty of parking) and entrance fee.

Visited May 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“A favorite destination in DC”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

A serene oasis in the nation's capital. In fact, it's hard to believe that this beautiful home and garden is situated just a few miles from the Mall. Definitely worth a visit. If time is limited, viewing the gardens is free and doesn't require a reservation.

Visited October 2011
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Huntington Woods, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A True Phenomenon”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Beautiful gardens, beautiful home, and beautiful possessions, all maintained in first-rate condition. Docents are knowledgeable and entertaining. It's a breath of fresh air in busy, urban DC. As an added bonus, we didn't run into any bus loads of eighth graders on their spring trips to Washington! Not a place I'd recommend for small children, but wonderful for just about anyone else.

Visited May 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Worth the cab ride”
Reviewed 4 May 2012

The museum and gardens are lovely. High tea was delightful!
If you are taking a cab remember you will have call for a cab to pick you up which may take a while.

Visited May 2012
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La Jolla, California
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

This museum is very lovely to visit during spring time.

Visited May 2012
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