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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
+1 202-686-5807
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Spectacular Collection

It's easy to spend hours enjoying the art collection, but don't miss the gardens! Pleasant cafe... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2015
Maria O
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Taste of Europe in DC.

This wonderful home and porcelain collection reminded of some of the nicer mansions and chateaus we... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2015
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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 19 August 2015

It's easy to spend hours enjoying the art collection, but don't miss the gardens! Pleasant cafe for lunch as well. Nice girlfriends' afternoon out!

Thank Maria O
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This wonderful home and porcelain collection reminded of some of the nicer mansions and chateaus we visited throughout Europe. It a well hidden jewel that is well maintained with friendly staff. Unlike Europe, it has air conditioning so it was great to visit even in...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is my favorite place to recommend to out of town guests. The Smithsonians are great - but this place is amazing because it belonged to one woman. The home is intimate yet over the top with unbelievable wealth. It's hard to believe that people...More

Thank DianefromDC
Reviewed 17 August 2015

What a jewel hidden in the suburbs of DC! Wealth and decadence but done with such style! Marjorie’s personal accomplishments can be an inspiration to us all – wealth gave her access to the famous and infamous, but she consistently gave back to the community....More

1  Thank We-L0VE-Adventure
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The garden was relaxing and beautiful and very educational . It is kids friendly .my kids was very impress after stating they didn't. Want to go .wow they ask me to take them back to Washington to visted the garden again.😀😀😀

Thank L E
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I only learned about Hillwood a week or so before visiting DC. I didn't know it existed when I lived in the district. It's a beautiful mansion with a great collection of Russian and French objects. I loved the Japanese garden out back. It's not...More

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The tour was booked so we took the audio tour for the mansion and the gardens. The huge collection includes items of interest for everyone. The directions recommended on google maps for the metro and walk worked well.

1  Thank Christina J
Reviewed 7 August 2015

It took me years of living up the road to finally make it here, but it's such a wonderful place, I became a member. The gardens are stunning, the house is full of beautiful items from Russia and elsewhere around the world collected by Mrs....More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Although I have visited Hillwood often, I recently had the opportunity to take out of town guests there. The grounds were beautiful and we took advantage of the lovely weather to walk through the entire garden. My guests found the house fascinating and the brochure...More

Thank Grandma41
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The Marjorie Merriweather Post estate is filled with treasures. Russia collection... Fabergé, porcelains and Russian Orthodox ecclesiastical objects. The house itself is filled with beautiful furniture, art and fixtures... and still feels very much as if Ms. Post could appear at any moment. Wonderful gardens...More

1  Thank jpord40
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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.