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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
+1 202-686-5807
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Unknown to many tourists -- Russian art collection, too

This little gem of a private museum is virtually unknown to many tourists. Its Russian art and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julia C
Truly a Hidden Gem!

Having grown up in Delaware with Winterthur, Hagley Museum and Nemours I was not expecting much... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This little gem of a private museum is virtually unknown to many tourists. Its Russian art and dacha are worth the visit alone as is its small restaurant.

Thank Julia C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Having grown up in Delaware with Winterthur, Hagley Museum and Nemours I was not expecting much. However, Hillwood was beautiful! We joined so we could visit whenever we wanted :^) The house itself is not large but full of beauty and nicely displayed items from...More

Thank kgpena
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hillwood Estate was the home of heiress/philanthropist/business woman Marjorie Merriwether Post. it covers 25 acres on a hill above Washington DC. What we liked least: You can't get there by public transportation. We liked everything else. It's a beautiful taxi or Uber ride through Rock...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived in this neighborhood for years before I found this discreetly located museum. The grounds are beautiful and the house interesting as it has tried to keep the former owner's collection intact. (A bit too successfully as some rooms emit a faint thrift shop...More

1  Thank kendalwill2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds and Gardens. Our guided tour was well worth it. Lucked out and was able to see the special exhibit of Glorious jewelry. I have never seen such a valuable collection of large gemstones. Amazingly beautiful from One of the most wealthy women in...More

1  Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The largest building at Hillwood is the house but most exhibits are in one or two additional small buildings. The exhibits are impressive but don't rotate often and there really isn't enough room for a huge exhibit or more than one art exhibit on display...More

1  Thank M2718
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The former home of Marjorie Merriwether Post is a must-see for anyone who loves architecture, interior design, history and landscaping/gardening. The house is stunning, the exhibits provide a fascinating look into the life of the very wealthy at a certain time in our history --...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I had a day and off and decided to go to Hillwood. What a great place! Was there for her jewelry exhibition, which was amazing. Nice cafe for a sandwich and coffee, and friendly people working there. The mansion is fascinating. Few people were there...More

Thank jmhnca
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Explore the gardens and the astounding jewellery collection in the freestanding Adirondack Building before taking a tour of the mansion. Anyone with an interest in or even elementary knowledge of French art and/or Russian history and religion will be fascinated by the connections, and for...More

Thank phutty
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We had a informative and extensive tour by an excellent docent during the holidays. We were able to see some of the extraordinary jewelry and really magnificent antiques close up.

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stresa2016
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
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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.
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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.
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