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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (Upper Northwest)
202-686-5807
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Ranked #3 of 252 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Gardens, Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Hillwood, the grand estate of Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, sits on 25 acres overlooking Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington DC.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Newtown Square
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved the walk through garden, followed by the tour. The salmon salad was the best accompanied by 'Hillwood' ice tea. The Cartier exhibit was nice but the house and garden was memorable.

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Jacksonville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Just returned from visiting Hillwood Museum - former home of Marjorie Merriwether Post. In a word, it was fabulous! An easy trip by metro: red line to Van Ness, walk about 2 blocks up Connecticut Ave, turn left on Upton, walk about 5 blocks and turn right at the T. Free parking is available on site if you drive. $15... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful home and gardens. My wife and I were simply amazed at how beautiful and well-maintained the gardens are. We have seen much larger gardens, but none as nice as Hillwood. Simply a wonderful place to visit.

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Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Lovely morning (couple hours) walking through the mansion and grounds. Admission is $15, but parking is free. It was a nice change of pace from the national museums and monuments. You have the option of doing the headphones or a live guide. The mansion was amazing, the grounds were beautiful, and the Cartier display was very cool.

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New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Amazing collections and house, gorgeous grounds. Not crowded. There is free parking on premises, but a fee to enter. Well worth it. GO!!

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Lima, Peru
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91 reviews 91 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Off the typical tourist circuit, worth a visit because of the unique collections especially porcelain.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the Mansion tour that was given. The tour guide was very knowledgeable concerning the collectibles and furnishings in the house. It was a hot afternoon, and we did not spend a lot of time touring the gardens.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wonderful artwork and collections of china, silver artifacts, Russian treasures and incredible furniture. It is a bit overwhelming but there is nothing quite like this anywhere else. It is worth spending the afternoon here just to see the gardens much less the mansion with all of its treasures.

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Villa Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The home of M. Merriweather Post filled with amazing baubles from her travels and life. A great chance to Faberge Eggs and amazing jewelry. The gardens are lovely and do not miss the gift shop!

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Bergen County, New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
63 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Free, if limited quantity of parking, gorgeous 22 or so acres of lovely gardens. This is very "do-able" in a few hours. Children won't be bored with the size, and older guests won't be exhausted, but it's very worth a two-hour stop. Marjorie Post collected Russian decorative arts while living in Russia, so there are several rooms of icons, porcelain,... More

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