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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
+1 202-686-5807
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Exceptional destination!

I have been to Hillwood twice this year with 2 different groups, once in the spring and again at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Indianapolis, Indiana

Having recently read the biography of Marjorie Merriweather Post by Nancy Rubin, we were eager to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellen B
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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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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4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
+1 202-686-5807
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Hillwood twice this year with 2 different groups, once in the spring and again at the holidays. Its such a spectacular property and wonderful treat to see it in different seasons. Marilyn, our docent, was sensational. She was so knowledgable and...More

Thank BBos23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having recently read the biography of Marjorie Merriweather Post by Nancy Rubin, we were eager to see her estate and some of her famed jewels. Our day did not disappoint, from the online discount for tickets, to the exact public transportation directions to the actual...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hillwood Museum and Gardens estate; from the Post collection of Imperial Russian art, china and faberge eggs to its antiques and magnificent gardens; is a must see when visiting the District. We recommend becoming an annual member before buying your tickets and visiting the...More

Thank FamilyTraveler008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden "gem" a 15-minute drive from the Mall. If you like gardens and beautiful homes of the ultra-rich and famous you will love this. The docents who lead the tours are very, very good. It is worth going on the tours with them. The greenhouse...More

Thank rover28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The estate is simply beautiful. It offers both a serene outdoor setting and sumptuous indoor decorations. It's definitely worth a visit. Pros: - Spectacular holiday decorations. I saw a Christmas tree made of living orchids...it was perhaps the most beautiful Christmas tree I've seen. -...More

Thank captaincook2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit- Hillwood is a house museum unlike any other. The former home of Post Cereal heiress, philanthropist and collector, Marjorie Merriweather Post, the home is filled with the history of the 20th Century. Come see the Faberge eggs and other pieces, the...More

Thank CubanPete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the L2 bus from 18th and Connecticut Ave to Tilden stop and walked over to HM&G. Walk took about 30 minutes. Nor difficult. Did a self tour of the Mansion and Gardeen plus a Gem and Jewelry Exhibit. Spectacular. The story of Marjorie Post...More

Thank ejm99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hillwood, the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post near the National Zoo in Washington D.C., is one of the D.C.area's best attractions. The tour guide was excellent. Tipping is not allowed. You are divided up into small groups of about 8 people. The mansion tour takes...More

Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 11 November 2017

My team and I went to Hillwood as our fun team activity for the year. We have diverse backgrounds, but we all loved visiting this Estate and Museum. We love the docent named Marilyn. She was fantastic. She was very patient to ensure all our...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Hillwood Museum and Gardens is off the beaten path of all the museums on National Mall but worth the visit. If youre going to the National Zoo just keep heading north for a little bit more. The current exhibit of jewelry and gems is beautiful...More

Thank Ann S
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2 July 2017|
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Response from Tetor22 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not familiar with individual tour companies around D.C. However, I know there are tons of public transit options within the City. You can get there by bus and Metro rail. The address is 4155 Linnean Avenue... More
LaDonna R
18 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.
LaDonna R
18 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.