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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Honestly 5 stars

I save 5 stars for the real deal and this is it. This is a small mansion with surrounding gardens but it is oh so much more. First the visitor center and gift shop with very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I save 5 stars for the real deal and this is it. This is a small mansion with surrounding gardens but it is oh so much more. First the visitor center and gift shop with very unusual and interesting items. The greenhouse with a wonderful selection of orchids and other flowers, The dining area with awesome sandwiches. The gardens and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A long time resident of DC recommended this to us and we are SO glad they did! It is not convenient to a metro stop but worth the time! The house is exquisite-we did a self guided tour with the booklet which was very informative. There are short films to watch -we didn't simply because we just like exploring. The... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even in winter this mansion and grounds are breathtaking. Standouts are French china, Russian icons, Fabergé eggs, and a variety of other Romanov Dynasty objects. Gardens are best seen in the spring, but the winding trails, fountains, statues, and Japanese garden are interesting. But, the interiors of the mansion are fabulous with period furniture, paintings, and myriad photos.

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Clifton, VA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It had been a while since our last visit. Really enjoyed touring the main house, dacha, green house and walking the grounds. The current display in the dacha based on Henry Middleton's service in Russia during several Presidential Administrations early in our Country's history was informative and interesting. We have toured Middleton Plantation in Charleston several times and found this... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Experiencing the luxury of this historical house owned by Post cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post is worth adding to the list of "must sees" while visiting the Washington DC area. And just when you think you have seen it all, there are the beautiful outdoor gardens.I toured this home in February but to really take in the beauty of the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifull and elegant home of Marjiory Post. Wonderful collection of art, furniture, jewelry, French and Russian art. One of the most beautifull houses you will ever see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place with the amazing museum, Japanese garden, Rose garden, French garden. It is better to go from April-October to see flowers and plans in bloom. This private museum has interesting events as well.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though I have been visiting my sister in D.C. for years, I had never been to Hillwood Museum. Nestled on a secluded hillside in a tony D.C. neighborhood, the house and grounds should not be missed. Marjorie Meriweather Post built this house as her D.C. residence, one of three that she owned in the States, in addition to a summer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous grounds, mansion, and collections hidden away from the Mall and tourist areas of Washington. Plan to spend a few hours - and go when the weather is nice enough to enjoy a stroll around the grounds. It is lovely. I especially enjoy the items in the house.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On my third trip to DC, I finally had the chance to get off of the beaten tourist path and see a few of the more lightly-visited sights in the area. Hillwood was definitely a favorite among these! The mansion and grounds are very fun to walk through. We did an audio tour, but they have guided tours too which... More 

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