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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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This is a lovely museum on beautiful grounds. It is enjoyable most times of the year, but especially in the Spring when everything is in full bloom.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely museum on beautiful grounds. It is enjoyable most times of the year, but especially in the Spring when everything is in full bloom.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I live near Washington DC and this wonderful garden pits our National Arboretum to shame. Yes, there is a reasonable admission fee, but this ensures that you will only be surrounded by people who truly appreciate this meticulously maintained gem!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We've lived in the DC area for many years, but this was our first trip to Hillwood Museum. It was a real treat! It's a beautiful house and museum and a taste of what life was like for the rich and famous. We enjoyed the introductory movie and the docent led tour--Kevin T. was an excellent docent and had lots... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Home of the American Empress !! Come visit a beautiful part of our city"s history and travel back in time to a grander era !!

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was a very hot day, so I didn't spend as much time in the gardens as I would have liked. The views from the house are spectacular. The docent who led our house tour was excellent. She gave great details and spent a lot of time with us. Her enthusiasm showed. Cafe was reasonably priced with large portions.

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Amazing collection of everything beautiful; china, flowers, clothes.... The movie was a great introduction, the docent lead tour was informative and fun and the grounds beautiful with lots of places to just sit and enjoy the view. What a fascinating women, Marjorie Merriweather Post was.

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Oakton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Hillwood is a unique glimpse into a woman's privileged life in a gilded age. The mansion is absolutely amazing in that it is preserved as if Marjorie Merriweather Post was still inhabiting it. We enjoyed high tea which was not only delicious but also reasonable! Don't miss the gift shop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a lovely place if you like old houses and some history. It has beautiful gardens so best to go in the spring if at all possible. It also has a nice tea room.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's easy to spend hours enjoying the art collection, but don't miss the gardens! Pleasant cafe for lunch as well. Nice girlfriends' afternoon out!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This wonderful home and porcelain collection reminded of some of the nicer mansions and chateaus we visited throughout Europe. It a well hidden jewel that is well maintained with friendly staff. Unlike Europe, it has air conditioning so it was great to visit even in the summer. It has dedicated parking and worth spending at least two to three hours... More 

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