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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
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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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Lovely Mother's Day at Hillwood

We had a lovely Mother's Day touring Hillwood's buildings and grounds. The house is an interesting preserved place in time. The grounds are so pretty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Murray G
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Kensington, Maryland, United States

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Kensington, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely Mother's Day touring Hillwood's buildings and grounds. The house is an interesting preserved place in time. The grounds are so pretty.

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Los Angeles, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The worst thing about Hillwood? The lack of public transportation from door to door. The cabs either have no idea where you are going or take forever to retrieve you from the property. That said, Marjorie Merriwether Post's estate and gardens are pretty fantastic. It's not that the home is the most spectacular, rather it's the treasures that she collected... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is my second visit in five years. It is way better now because it is less regimented, you don't have to take organised tours and you are allowed to share the experience with your friends by taking photographs inside. There is so much to do... Examined the house minutely, admired the separate costume and box exhibitions and spent a... More 

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very well kept house/museum and garden. Best Russian art collection. Great gift and book store. Highly recommended.

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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The gardens look like they must be stunning in bloom--well designed and laid out. The jewel collection was interesting but I won't forget the row of matching custom shoes--one design, various colors, because Marjorie Merriwether Post found them so comfortable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is the charming home of the legendary Marjorie Merriweather Post and is a true gem filled with exquisite art including Faberge Eggs. One can walk thru Mrs. Post's personal bedroom and enjoy her dresses and gowns as well as tour her kitchen and butler pantry filled with China. Hillwood is filled with the warmth and presence of Mrs. Post... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A slice of DC gentry and social Who's Who. This museum was the house of Marjorie Post and now houses her collection of Russian and French art. It tells the story of a wealthy person who had great taste and charm in the DC social scene. Wonderful gardens, excellent exhibits, and great Cafe. Great Quiche and Cantaloupe soup.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This place is unbelievable! You can do the self guided tour. be sure to research Mrs. Posts biography before you go. We had seen the estate on "America's Castles" a few years ago. The artwork and precious artifacts rival any of those seen in huge museums. You will be glad you visited -- both home and gardens are something to... More 

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My wife found Hillwood on the internet before our DC visit. It was not to be missed. It was a beautiful place that is not as crowded as most DC area attractions. While a "suggested" donation is asked, it is worth it. The Russian collections are vast and very elegantly displayed. The grounds are equally elegant with many places to... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I took an Uber to and from Hillwood - would NOT recommend metro and walking - no sidewalks up to mansion. It was easy to get an Uber and a short wait, they had no trouble finding me. Unfortunately I went on a dark, rainy day so most of my time was spent inside the mansion. I opted for the... More 

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Address: 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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