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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
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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Fantastic Faberge egg collection amongst others.

Great Faberge egg collection as well as Russian Imperial artworks. The French works were nice as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great Faberge egg collection as well as Russian Imperial artworks. The French works were nice as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This out-of-the-way destination is a hidden treasure. The collection is spectacular and attracts many Eastern Europeans and Russians who want to see the best of some of the artworks purchased in the last century by Marjorie Merriweather Post when her husband was US ambassador in Moscow. A rare and exceptional treasure, collection, house and grounds.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Anyone interested in Russian artifacts will enjoy Hillwood. For a glimpse int how the super-rich lived and operated in the early 20th century, go here. When the Soviets were selling off all their treasures, many ended up here. Need to go by car or cab.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed around the Dupont Circle and this attraction is a couple of metro stops away with a nice walk to get to this museum. There is an informative video to watch before you take your tour, make sure to watch it before wandering off. The mansion is full of history and the rooms full of beautiful furniture mostly French... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

One of, if not the best collection of Russian and French porcelein artifacts. Plus, a wonderful greenhouse that's alive with orchids. And the grounds are perfect for a pleasant stroll any time of the year.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Interesting insights into how the wealthy lived. Very pleasant cafe and grounds are beautiful. Mrs. Post was quite a collector. Docents differ in ability. The last one I had was tedious over china but others have been very good.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Very interesting museum and the story of a lady who, I understand, was quite a character! Brilliant collection of Russian art, probably the largest one can find ourside Russia! Easy to access without a car, and at the same time out-of-town place.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The tour was excellent and so was the Cafe for lunch. There was a special display of paper dresses by an artist from Belgium that was so superb. We spent three hours at this magical place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I lived in DC for years before hearing about and visiting Hillwood, which in any other city would be a top attraction. A very cool place, the art collection is amazing, the groubds are lovely, but I like the jewels the best. A good way to spend a DC spring afternoon, or someplace to take the fam who's already been... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Even though it was cold and the gardens were not in bloom, the house is very interesting. They have a very good audio tour, which is included in the price. My teen girls especially enjoyed seeing the opulence of Marjorie Merriweather Post's bedroom and dressing room! It's perfect for people who have done everything else in DC, museum-wise.

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