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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 #3 of 253 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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Columbia, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I had never heard of this place and was surprised to see that it was ranked the third most popular DC attraction on TripAdvisor. I visited with a friend in September 2014. Who would have thought there would be a 25 acre, sprawling mansion and gardens in the heart of DC?! It really was beautiful and unexpected. They offer docent-led,... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and interesting mansion and gardens! A must see if you are living or visiting Washington, D.C. Took the 1 hour docent tour. Our guide made it so informative! We brought a picnic lunch. There are lots of tables for eating outside and enjoying the grounds. We didn't try the cafe, but would eat there next time.

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metro area Washington, DC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We went to Hillwood Museum to see the display of eye popping!! jaw dropping!! dazzling gem collection created by Cartier for Marjorie Merriwether Post! The mansion is a gorgeous as her jewels. It is filled with Russian and French decorative arts. Each room is a masterpiece she created. The expansive grounds include beautiful gardens, an orchid house, a pet cemetery,... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

You don't have to travel to Europe to see a fantastic collection of antiques and decorative art- Hillwood Museum in DC is the last home of Marjorie Merriweather Post ( Post cereal money) and Mrs. Post collected, over the years, a remarkable assembly of primarily Russian and French objects and decorative arts. Living in the Soviet Union in the thirties... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The staff was very knowledgable and friendly. I recommend watching the short video in the visitors center. The Cartier exhibit was extraordinary.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Pay $15 to visit this mansion tucked away in the neighborhood of upper Northwest DC. The mansion was owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post and contains an impressive collection of Russian imperial art (including Faberge eggs!), French decorative arts and 25 acres of landscaped gardens. The art is beautiful and the gardens are impressive when in season. It is nice to... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Marjorie Post was an exceptional woman; an heiress of the Post cereal fortune by the age of 30, (It later grew into General Foods.) who married 4 influential men (one of whom was E. F. Hutton and another was the Ambassador to the Soviet Union in the 1930s.), had 3 daughters (one is actress Dina Merrill), and philanthropist. She loved... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing location in DC, the former mansion and estate of Marjorie Meriweather Post. The mansion is an extraordinary museum that specialized in Russian, but there is much more to it than that. The gardens and adjoining buildings are also exceptionally beautiful.

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Orlando, Fl
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Who even knew this museum was here---it is one of the most beautiful places I've been to in D.C. So much history and they have an awesome cafe! The grounds are really pretty. It's a great way to spend an afternoon. I was there when they had a traveling exhibit of paper dresses. Very cool! Something different to see...

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Moscow must be furious. A home fit for a Czarina. Great gardens, easy access. Have to book in advance.

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