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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 #5 of 256 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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This review is about a service at the gardens - the gardens and the exhibits were lovely and worth the visit. The people who arrived at our event exactly on time were served their by the staff. Anyone who took a wrong turn around the construction in progress (Oct 2014) who arrived more than 5 minutes after the hour were... More

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New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Hillwood. We enjoyed the Cartier jewels, the Upstairs-Downstairs view of the museum. The house itself left us cold and we took solace in the many decorative art objects therein. We left though on a good note. Then, our problem began. The house is located far from the center of Washington, D.C. My wife and I... More

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Milan, Italy
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575 reviews 575 reviews
104 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

a great visit in a lovely setting and also gorgeous garden and shop . a must see in washington dc .the collection is amazing and also the restaurant is very nice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

yes wow! the only word i use for this. I really liked the museum. I got to know more about the history as well

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful setting, great menu, and lovely staff. A favorite spot to escape the pressures of city life.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I came to Hillwood biased against Ms Post due to her late husband's idiocy concerning Stalin and the great terror. The docent explained that her Russian treasures were all acquired through auction and while I still think you have to be a total ostrich to not see some evil going on when the prior aristocracy are selling their most valuable... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

this one may be off the beaten path but it is worth the trip. We took the metro and took a walk through a lovely neighborhood to find the mansion. It was less than a mile from the stop but it is rather hilly so wear comfortable shoes. There is a 25 minute video that starts every 30 minutes that... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

An incredible collection especially the Russian pieces. A highly professional set up, outstanding front desk service, very talented guide. Recommend you get there early enough to book a guided tour of the house, perhaps can be done on line

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Otley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Well worth a visit to see the amazing collection of Russian artefacts. A lovely house set in fantastic gardens. Nothing to dislike here.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This really is a beautiful estate to tour away from the activity of the city. The only reason why I did not give it 5 stars was because the audio tour only focused on the "stuff" around and in the house and not on the "people" who built and lived the house. Marjorie Merriweather Post is a fascinating lady. So,... More

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