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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #5 of 260 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Gardens, Museums
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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. Along with a world renowned collection of Russian and French decorative arts, Hillwood also features extensive gardens and special exhibitions.

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Wilmette, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Even though I am not a fan of 18th century French and Russian art, it was great fun seeing the vast collection of both displayed in the Post mansion. I had the benefit of going on a tour with a guide who knew the collection very well and who brought the house alive by relating stories of Mrs. Post and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Hillwood is an over looked DC institution Whenever you go there is a special exhibition and gardens to explore- it is a bit pricey but worth the trip.

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Ellicott City
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Cartier exhibit of Marjorie Merriweather Post's jewelry drew my friend and me here. (The special exhibit was amazing and closes December 31st so hurry to see this.) I didn't know what to expect but what a good time we had. First we went on the docent's tour and discovered a fascinating woman as we listened to explanations of her... More

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falls church, va
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had the unpleasant experience of driving to Hillwood one beautiful Fall afternoon only to be hounded by security over a silly issue. We had two small dogs in our car, who are very used to staying in the car for a couple of hours from time to time. We never let them stay in very hot or cold weather,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I didn't think it would take more than 3hrs to take two tour guides to see garden and collections. We could not stroll over whole places, and want to go there again later.

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My sister found this hidden gem in Washington D.C. We booked a tour of Margorie Merriweather Post's Estate. It is on 25 acres of beautiful, esoteric gardens designed by Ms. Post-each garden is designed in a different manner, bringing a variety along with tranquility. The American ZEN garden is spectacular. The home is a museum for all her collections from... More

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Bend, Oregon, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Post family's wealth was unbelievable, and Marjorie Merriweather Post's collections throughout her life provide a historical look at the fantastic wealth of America's richest woman and how she provided the populace with a tour of a life most people can't dream of.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I had stayed in the Connecticut Avenue/Forest Hills area several times, visiting D.C. sights and relaxing with family, and never realized there was such a lovely attraction an easy walk away. Yes, there is an admission fee, but the experience of seeing how this fabulously wealthy and cultured woman - and the other .001% - lived is worth it. There... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My husband and I from the UK were part of a NA Royalty group for this visit. I had read up about Marjorie Merriweather Post beforehand, but still learnt so much more about this fascinating lady during my visit. What an amazing lady - she had 4 husbands!! The introductory film was interesting and of good quality. What a pity... More

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New Castle, Delaware
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I went there in the morning on Thus .the 28th it was very good to see all the colors its not like see this in June or July but I liked it

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