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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

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Address: 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
Phone Number: 202-686-5807
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Hillwood, the grand estate of Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather...

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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Most Beautiful privately collected Imperial Russian art .....

Such a magnificent home & garden and generous gift to the peoples of the world! I wish we had more time , visiting in the Fall was a lovely idea , as it wasn't too busy . The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Vancouver, Bc Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a magnificent home & garden and generous gift to the peoples of the world! I wish we had more time , visiting in the Fall was a lovely idea , as it wasn't too busy . The gardens were still spectacular ! I'll be back for a longer visit next time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my go to place to unwind on weekends and be surrounded by beautiful gardens. Great artwork from Russia and France, an amazing gift shop, and exquisite gardens (the roses are great in June)!! Located in NW DC near Cleveland Park. Comfortable chairs located throughout the gardens and lawns which are also perfect for a picnic!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful house with fabulous Russian art. My tour guide was very knowledgeable about the house. I loved the gardens especially the Japanese garden. There is plenty of parking available.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit especially in the Spring and Autumn when the gardens are especially lovely. I highly recommend signing up for a tour. The restaurant is also worth a reservation and a chance to soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the place.

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are stunning! Go in the late Spring or early Summer for the gardens. The house is great all year long

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking into the doors of Marjorie Merriweather Post's home in Washington, DC, is like stepping back into another era. Her lifestyle and collections of a world gone by is now the stuff of novels and dreams. Explore the premises either with a recording or a tour guide and allow yourself to enter into another world. Lunch at the restaurant is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Hillwood has been on my bucket list since visiting Russia in the early 80's. Having studied Romanov history since my mid-teen years, seeing the Winter Palace with my own eyes and walking up the Jordan Staircase was one of my most profound moments in life. This visit led to even more thirst for knowledge about the Romanovs and the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 adults and 3 children -- 5, 8 and 13 -- LOVED it here. The grounds were gorgeous and so interesting, we spent about an hour just outside. And the house -- WOW. Even though it's not enormous, there is so much to see. The film was key to enjoying it all. We LOVED it. I'd heartily recommend this to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this museum greatly. We couldn't help but wish we were there to enjoy the gardens just a month or so later. Definitely worth the trip from the city. Afterword we enjoyed having lunch, and shopping in nearby

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North Carollina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Marjorie Merriweather (sp?) Post's mansion was a home, but it also housed her vast collections of paintings, porcelain/china, and clothing, to name the most evident. She spent a good deal of time in Russia and made imperial Russian artifacts the focus of her acquisitiveness. House tours are available, which will take you through many of the rooms decorated as they... More 

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