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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
+1 202-686-5807
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A Stunning Estate Museum of Marjorie Merriweather Post: My favorite place in the DC area.

I have been to Hillwood many times and it never ceases to amaze, educate, and thrill me. This... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen H
Arlington, Virginia
Delightful and different mansion and gardens

Marjorie Merriweather Post, heir to General Foods empire, had a mansion built for her family and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
M.E. A
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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 2 days ago

I have been to Hillwood many times and it never ceases to amaze, educate, and thrill me. This grand stunning estate including a main house, additional buildings, and sumptuous gardens is a wonder. It is located at the top of Rock Creek Park providing wonderful...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Marjorie Merriweather Post, heir to General Foods empire, had a mansion built for her family and her art collection which includes many pieces thought to be the most important collection of Russian art outside of Russia. If you like Faberge eggs, you will find a...More

Thank M.E. A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were there for an exhibition of Ms. Post's jewelry collection....some on loan from the Smithsonian. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the main house is magnificent.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Marjorie Merriweather Post estate and gardens are lovely. She was a fascinating person and it was most interesting to learn about her life and times ... and how much good she did with her wealth. The gardens were beautiful, with my favorite being the...More

Thank Sandy1372
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss. We took both the docent led garden and home tours. I suggest doing the 10:30 garden tour first to avoid the heat. Our docent for the home tour provided historical significance to the items and tied them to what was happening in American...More

Thank Olivia2840
Reviewed 1 week ago

7 friends and I went to the Hillwood Museum and Gardens as part of a day trip to DC. The Museum, Marjorie Merriweather Post's last home is a time capsule capturing the life style and home of one of America's ultra rich. The home is...More

1  Thank Copperman1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hillwood Estate is interesting at several levels. The grounds are gorgeous, the house is fascinating example of how the very rich lived in the 1950s and 60s (Marjorie Meriwether Post lived there for longer, but that's the era that seems most reflected), and it's a...More

1  Thank NCDoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Treat isn't the right word, when I walked up the drive and into the cool wooded area it felt like I had been holding my breath for days and didn't even know it. The quiet and coolness of the woods calmed down my entire being....More

2  Thank Anna_Maria39_11
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The gardens are fabulous; the property is very beautiful and the collection is really interesting. The owner's story (Marjorie Merriweather Post) is fascinating. I did both the garden and the mansion docent lead tours and they were absolutely worth it. The docents were very knowledgeable...More

Thank Natalie V
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The mansion is spectacular and houses collections of so many wonderful objects. The history of the Post family is interesting and inspiring. The real show stopper is the grounds and the different gardens planted there. I spent an hour wandering through them and enjoyed every...More

Thank Kit2222
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LaDonna R
What does entry cost, and what do taxis cost to get there from Capital hill?
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
How much does a ticket cost?
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.
The website Hillwoodmuseum is not working. Is there another web address?
11 April 2017|
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Response from ebk16 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it; you might want to call.