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“So that's how the other half lived!”

Hillwood Museum & Gardens
Ranked #20 of 432 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.
Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“So that's how the other half lived!”
Reviewed 18 July 2012

The home and grounds are beautiful and everything is very well described and explained. I've seen two of their special exhibits and loved them both, as well as the permanent collection.

Visited September 2011
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Poolesville, MD
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens and home”
Reviewed 15 July 2012

We visited Hillwood Gardens on Mother's Day; the month of May was a wonderful month for a garden stroll: the gardens were in full bloom. Had a nice sandwich at the cafe. Would go back and have encouraged others to visit. Our tour guide of the home was wonderful.

Visited May 2012
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Great Falls, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

A wonderful jewel box of Russian Imperial and French 18th - 19th c. art with beautiful gardens to boot!

Visited July 2012
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3 Thank Maggi017
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Washington, DC
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Plenty to see”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Hillwood Museum is a surprisingly varied combination of sights to see. Inside, the artwork is amazing and features many Czars and artifacts from their era. Outside the gardens and grounds are beautiful. Hillwood is a great place to spend a spring day in DC.

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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“An amazing experience,”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

A bit out of the way with lovely gardens and the house is incredible with a delightful cafe.

Visited July 2012
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