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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
+1 202-686-5807
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Good but not spectacular

Fabrege eggs are awesome but tour can be a little long and overly detailed. Nice gardens and period... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2015
DC Family L
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Great Retreat - Beautiful Gardens and Grounds and above average Historic House

If you've been to any number of "historic" houses turned museums you may have a hard time... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2015
TonyK300
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New Jersey
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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 11 November 2015

Fabrege eggs are awesome but tour can be a little long and overly detailed. Nice gardens and period house.

Thank DC Family L
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

If you've been to any number of "historic" houses turned museums you may have a hard time differentiated between the "cookie-cutter" type arrangements and components on display. Hillwood, however, is a cut above. Surrounded by natural woodlands it has very nice displays and arrangements of...More

1  Thank TonyK300
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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Amazing house & garden to visit. Nice staff Impressive greenhouse we even saw the dresses of Marjory Weather Post an impressive lady

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Reviewed 30 October 2015

A delight to visit Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, a decorative arts museum in the middle of Rock Creek Park in DC. maintained by the Post Foundation. The former residence of businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and collector Marjorie Merriweather Post, who married several times to very...More

1  Thank Lourdes C
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

First, if you read the reviews below they are quite correct so I have little to add. Long, long time resident of the area but this was my first visit and it left me very knowledgeable of the time period and the elegant exciting lady....More

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Reviewed 30 October 2015

This place is gorgeous, inside and out. The house is a home that is a museum. You get to see the whole house, filled with wonderful collections of china, jewelry, boxes, and furniture. My husband, who is tired of viewing historical houses, found this very...More

1  Thank Denise W
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Between the grounds with the flora and the fauna , the buildings amazing architecture and the unbelievable antique furnishings it is not difficult to lose yourself at the Hillwood Museum. My only complaint was an early closing time I should have arrived earlier.

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

During my brief trip to Washington, D.C., visiting the Hillwood Museum and Gardens, was a priority. It is a must see. It is outside the federal mall area. The architecture, the landscaping, the gardens, the history. You will be glad you visited the museum and...More

1  Thank JA M
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

I have family in DC so I visit regularly (at least twice a year). I thought I had seen every monument, museum, and archive, but then my uncle's friend suggested Hillwood Museum. Clearly, this was never meant to be a personal residence, but a personal...More

Thank aggieweatherman
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

It was so fun to hear about the life and times of Marjorie Meriwether Post and see her amazing collection of jewels, icons, china and art. It was also nice to wander around the gardens and admire her vision for several of the areas including...More

Thank Teresa T
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Jill L
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Response from davidcI6965BP | Reviewed this property |
Ditto as above answers. The food at the cafe was very good and the seating is comfortable and even better on a warm day.
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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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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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