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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
Description: 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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Not as well known as it ought to be!

Find myself telling others about it...so it must have been a highlight of my recent DC trip. Discount offered for teachers...never found this before anywhere in the world...and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Find myself telling others about it...so it must have been a highlight of my recent DC trip. Discount offered for teachers...never found this before anywhere in the world...and a very interesting experience of how the other half lives! The home is sumptuously furnished with thousands of interesting, historical items that tell the story of the life and interests of Marjorie... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The contents of the Mansion on this property rival those of most art museums I have visited. The Faberge collection, alone, is one of the largest anywhere. Although Russian and French art are not my favorites of the genres, those throughout the home were so beautifully displayed and arranged that I became a fan. We took the docent tour of... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I loved learning about Marjorie Meriweather Post. She was an American treasure. The venue lets you wander through her estate and her life. From gowns to jewels to the furnishings you can't help but feel the life she led.

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Loudoun County, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Marjory Merriweather Post was the Grand Dame of society in Wash D.C. and New York for decades. The mansion she purchased & renovated in 1955 and the surrounding gardens are truly remarkable. She was fascinated with France during the 1700's and Czarist Russia. Being a majority stockholder of General Foods afforded her the ability to amass the most phenomenal private... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was our favourite place in our whole trip and coincidentally the last place we visited. The estate is gorgeous. We were prepared to pay the suggested donation of $18/person but the front desk said told us that there is a discount for teachers which we both are so that was nice! We started our tour by watching the video.... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

WOW! So impressive. The Russian royal collection is worth seeing again and again. Do not miss the Tea Room for a nice break. The gardens are beautiful. Been many times.

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you want something really different in DC go to this wonderful home of Marjorie Merriweather Post. What a special treat that was thoughtfully created by Ms Post and left to the public. Be sure to watch the brief film before embarking on the tour. I took the docent tour ( free) and learned a lot about all of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you live close, get an annual family pass. Book tours and bring your snack/lunch to the garden. I plan to be back every month now to check how the season changes the garden :)

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It's crazy what the Soviet Union sold off in the beginning of the 20th century. Marjorie Merriweather Post knew that and did what any intelligent woman interested in art with disgusting amounts of money would have done, she bought it all up. This is probably the best Imperial Russia collection outside of Moscow or Saint Petersburg. The gardens are spectacular... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Get away from the madding crowd, enjoy some fine architecture, decorative arts, and interesting history.

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Address: 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
Phone Number: 202-686-5807
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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