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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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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...more
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4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An awesome place to visit, especially if you're into art and collectables of every sort from Russia and/or France. Beautiful grounds and gardens. Café, and visitor center also on site. Be sure to see the film before touring the house. The docents are very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Critiqueness
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum with beautiful gardens, and it seems quite a decent cafe/lunch restaurant, is really a hidden gem. I came across this by accident and after a bike ride we stopped here for a visit of first of all the gardens but had a tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chantalspit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The former home of Marjorie Post is wonderful. She was quite the collector of Russian art and the house is filled with her pieces. The rooms are large and filled with beautiful furniture. You need to find time to fit this tour into your itinerary.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RayGCincinnati_OH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are beautiful, especially in the spring. Inside the house the art collection is magnificent. From all over the world, you can learn about a small piece of history.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KinneretRandYadin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take visitors to the museum, the cafe, the greenhouse, the Japanese Gardens, the dacha, the gift shop, the pet cemetery, and Mrs. Marjorie Merriweather Post’s grave after basking in her art collection for a full day of magnificence, glamor and history. Most people leave claiming,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Megyeri
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens is a lovely escape from our every day lives. The gardens are sublime and each feel like their own little world that you can gaze upon. The collection of art and the lavish rooms of the mansion really took me...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Touring the house with its interiors, Faberge eggs and jewels are stunning but also walk the grounds to see the gardens and other buildings. Quaint tombstones for her dogs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mrdesign
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The decorative arts in this estate are worth getting out of the center of DC, away from the Mall and all the free activities. You will not regret spending the admission to this memory of days past. Russian Tzars, Faberge eggs, French furniture, Russian artists,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sue Ellen R
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Been to DC at least a dozen times;have never heard of this place before. What a spectacular place! $18 bought a ticket for both a docent-guided tour of the grounds/gardens and a docent-guided tour of the house, both of which you COULD do on your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank burroughsfarmsgirl
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Hillwood is a spectacular estate, gardens and house museum with extensive displays of Marjorie Meriwether Post's imperssive 19th century csarist and French art and decorative items. Lovely formal gardens with a Japanese garden and full sized Russian dacha. One of the best museum shops in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Carrie N
27 June 2018|
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Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe public transportation is available that would get you very close to the estate. We used Lyft from our hotel on Pennsylvania Ave. I believe the cost was about $40 for 3 adults one way. It’s also important... More
vijay a
31 May 2018|
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Response from Becky H | Reviewed this property |
Parking is definitely available at Hillwood, but it’s a pretty small lot. The attendant “created” a space for me, though. Free to park.
2 May 2018|
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Response from LifesATrip4Me | Reviewed this property |
The house is amazing and you can tour it on your own so can see as much or as little of it as you want so I recommend it. The gardens are pretty but the house is the main attraction in my opinion. Also, if you are a member... More