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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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This is the best kept secret in the Washington D.C. I have been there twice & it is not enough. The art and the gardens and the knowledge of the staff are mind boggling. What a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2012
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Aventura, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
11 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This is the best kept secret in the Washington D.C. I have been there twice & it is not enough. The art and the gardens and the knowledge of the staff are mind boggling. What a delight to visit and be a part of it. I still cannot believe just how beautiful it all is right in the middle of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We went to the Hillwood to see the Fabrege and other Russian artwork, and were completely astounded by the other rooms full of various forms of artwork. Originally the home of Majorie Merriweather Post, she designed the house to donate to the Smithsonian as a museum. Many people have homes smaller than her closet! On our tour were several ladies... More 

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Alexandria,
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I live across the river in Alexandria, VA, and love taking visitors to this hidden gem. Today it was three teenage grandchildren. It is always a complete surprise. The story of how Marjorie Merriwether Post created this museum and estate is well told in the opening movie in the Visitors Center. You can tour the mansion with an audio guide... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The home and grounds are beautiful and everything is very well described and explained. I've seen two of their special exhibits and loved them both, as well as the permanent collection.

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Poolesville, MD
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We visited Hillwood Gardens on Mother's Day; the month of May was a wonderful month for a garden stroll: the gardens were in full bloom. Had a nice sandwich at the cafe. Would go back and have encouraged others to visit. Our tour guide of the home was wonderful.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

A wonderful jewel box of Russian Imperial and French 18th - 19th c. art with beautiful gardens to boot!

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Washington, DC
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16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Hillwood Museum is a surprisingly varied combination of sights to see. Inside, the artwork is amazing and features many Czars and artifacts from their era. Outside the gardens and grounds are beautiful. Hillwood is a great place to spend a spring day in DC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

A bit out of the way with lovely gardens and the house is incredible with a delightful cafe.

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Chico, CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

DC's best kept secret, it is a magic place which opens a door into history and lets you see how the world of Marjorie Merriweather Post operated. It is a must see.

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RENO, NEVADA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Unbeliveable works of art. The outside gardens are a geat place to catch lunch and view the outside art.

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