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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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Litttle Known Gem

This is the house that belonged to Merriweather Post. She was once married to a Russian Ambassador and they collected a wealth of Russian artwork and jewels. I can't believe you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is the house that belonged to Merriweather Post. She was once married to a Russian Ambassador and they collected a wealth of Russian artwork and jewels. I can't believe you will see such a collection anywhere else, as most of these things were destroyed in the Stalin era. Fabrege is abundant. It is truly indescribable and well as the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Our group was met at the entrance. We were guided through the 2+ tour. Always knew what to expect. The docent, Marilynn, was well versed,informative and entertaining. The cafe offered a delicious menu. The food was very well prepared. The ingredients were fresh and prepared as the order was placed. Attention to our beverages was given throughout our meal. Shannon... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Pretty garden and nice house. It's a good way to spend an afternoon and see how some wealthy people lived. The entrance fee is a suggested donation so if you don't want to pay the suggested price you can pay less. That's what we did and the worker taking the money didn't bat an eye to the lower amount.

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is the former estate of Majorie Merriweather Post. We visited in April, and that is probably one month too early to see the full beauty of the gardens, but the house is absolutely fabulous. She collected French, English and Russian arts/antiques and had all on display during her life as well as now that the house is a museum.... More 

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Piedmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is the home of Marjorie Merriwether Post, of the Post cereal fortune. Mrs. Post was a collector of beautiful, feminine things from fine French porcelaine to Faberge eggs to Russian icons and chalices. The house is full of beautiful things that are beautifully displayed in every room. I can't imagine being able to buy such things. Luckily, MM Post... More 

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elizabeth city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My wife and I had a couples weekend and added Hillwood to our itinerary. The home ("museum") and grounds are beautiful. As for the home every room is beautiful. There are plenty of gorgeous artifacts to observe. We had the audio guide and it provided plenty of information and we were able to go at our own pace (as opposed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is an excellent place to come for adults (leave the kids at home) who want to see well-appointed mansion in a lovely area of Washington near the Rock Creek. It's definitely not a guy thing, so keep this in mind.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

What an amazing woman Mrs Post must have been. Her home is incredibly beautiful and a true gift to all of us. A must see... This was my first visit. our docent was fabulous. I will go every time I am in DC.

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

In all of the years that I've visited Washington DC I had never visited Hillwood. What a mistake! It has such an amazing history and offers both indoor and outdoor exhibits and events. We went in late March so not many flowers were in bloom but we did enjoy walking the paths around the estate. Inside, it was so enjoyable... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I had never heard Hillwood but I love gardens and wanted to go someplace I hadn't been before. This was great it begins with a very informative 15 minute movie about Marjorie Merriweather Post the original owner of Hillwood the amazing collections. Then you get to roam the huge estate with amazing gardens. My 18 year old daughter and I... More 

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