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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Beautiful old residence

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

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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 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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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 

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Lookout Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Custer, WA
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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 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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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!!

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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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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Admittedly there are lots of things to see in DC. But, this place is, in my mind, a must see. The artwork is amazing. The story of Hillwood and its owner is amazing as well. We visited with my second grader grand-daughter. We got her the audio tour which she greatly enjoyed. I think for young children the narration adds... More 

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