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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
+1 202-686-5807
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We had never been here before. Hard to believe there's a 20 acre estate in the middle of Van Ness... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Potomac, Maryland
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Hillwood Estate

A trip to Hillwood in the middle of Washington, DC is a must. Whether to visit the treasures that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laury L
Naples, Florida
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had never been here before. Hard to believe there's a 20 acre estate in the middle of Van Ness that looks like a European royal palace and gardens. There is complimentary parking on site. The jewelry exhibit is breath taking, but only there until...More

1  Thank RonFG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip to Hillwood in the middle of Washington, DC is a must. Whether to visit the treasures that Marjorie Merriweather Post collected, or to wander through the amazing greenhouses and gardens, you will not be disappointed. It is more uptown, so you do not...More

Thank Laury L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hillwood is one of DC's hidden gems. The estate is meticulously maintained and always a pleasure to visit. For gardening enthusiasts, the best time to visit is in spring time when the azaleas are in bloom. The house is suitable for visits year round. While...More

Thank Joyful522
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank M.E. A
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 15 June 2017 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 14 June 2017

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 11 June 2017 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
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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.