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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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Beautiful Gardens and Awesome Russian Artwork Including Fabrege - See it Now!

This former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post has beautiful grounds and buildings to tour. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
Marvelous collections!

Marjorie Merriweather Post was a collector's collector. Not only did she collect beautiful things... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hudson, Wisconsin
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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 1 week ago

This former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post has beautiful grounds and buildings to tour. There are greenhouses full of orchids - over 2,000 varieties so something is always blooming. The cutting garden still had many beautiful blossoms even in early September. The mansion housed an...More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bonus right now a very interesting collection of Faberge eggs. This estate and very beautiful gardens were Ms. Post's. She was the epitome for decades of the Washington Hostess and in a sense powerbroker. The rich, famous, and powerful were always guests. She was also...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marjorie Merriweather Post was a collector's collector. Not only did she collect beautiful things, she designed cases and covers in which to preserve those things, which is one reason why her estate is in such excellent condition. (Not to bypass the current administrators at all,...More

1  Thank CaptTrouble
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, this was only one of Marjorie Merriweather Post's (heiress to the Post Cereal, now General Foods fortune...) homes: she used this one for spring and fall, she had a home in the Adirondack Mountains for summer, and her Florida home (called Mara...More

Thank Leonard K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens because it was part of a reciprocal membership arrangement with the Chicago Botanic Gardens. It turned out to be a neat experience, but in no way would I refer to the property as a...More

1  Thank ViktorTrue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful estates in the area. I always visit this beautiful home and enjoy the lovely art and gardens. Don't miss it next time you are in DC. Be sure to plan on lunching there. The food is wonderful.

Thank DrWindsor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Washington is so full of sites that you might overlook this gem situated off the main tourism area. Hillwood offers architecture, decorative arts, arts and crafts, gardens and wonderful collections to discerning visitors. The Fabergé collection, currently on display, is a rare pleasure to see.

Thank Michel1961
Reviewed 16 August 2018

It's very rare that you see so many masterpieces stored in a small mansion like this one. Don't take me wrong it's a beautiful and nice size mansion. I just couldn't believe how many different works of art were collected by the owners over the...More

1  Thank lovenewyork1993
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Absolutely gorgeous estate, just 15 minutes from downtown DC. Quiet, beautiful, and not crowded. They have guided tours and self-guided audio tours. We opted for the self-guided (without audio), and we loved it all. You get to see so much of the house, really walk...More

Thank Cubsfan_1974
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Very beautiful gardens and estate maintained very well.20 minutes car ride from Town.No fees to enter but really worth it.Good to learn the history of this good family.

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Carrie N
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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