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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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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...more
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4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful spot in the city, about a 15-20 minute walk from the Van Ness metro station on the red line. The gardens have something to offer in every season, and if you're interested in architecture and history, the estate is truly stunning...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anua_890
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now that we're retired we have the time to explore our home area and we're finding that Washington, DC has gems hidden all over it. The Hillwood Estate tour is certainly one of them. Originally the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, it is a testament...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Y7212YCmikea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there 2 years ago with our Russian exchange student who really had a good time. Nice display of Russian culture that the Communist were not able to destroy!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JamesKennedy_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely see the film which gives you a sense of the history ( while only mentioning 2 of the 4 husbands). Make your reservations for a docent led tour as soon as you arrive- the docents are excellent and free and will give you a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank treehugger_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend told me about this place and I am glad. I wandered trough the house and enjoyed glimpses of the past. The house is tastefully decorated and if you enjoy history there are guided tours. I took a quick walk through the conservatory as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Harriet M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hillwood Estate is located off of Rock Creek Park in the heart of the city. It was the home of Marjory Merriweather Post. I live in the area and had never visited this beautiful place. There is an informative video and the lovely home is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank susan v
Reviewed December 11, 2018

What a delightful find, especially during the holiday season with a beautiful holiday tree in every room. My adult daughter and I just wanted to get out for the afternoon, and discovered this former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, heir to the Postum Cereal Company....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Lois S
Reviewed December 9, 2018

An awesome place to visit, especially if you're into art and collectables of every sort from Russia and/or France. Beautiful grounds and gardens. Café, and visitor center also on site. Be sure to see the film before touring the house. The docents are very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Critiqueness
Reviewed November 26, 2018

This museum with beautiful gardens, and it seems quite a decent cafe/lunch restaurant, is really a hidden gem. I came across this by accident and after a bike ride we stopped here for a visit of first of all the gardens but had a tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chantalspit
Reviewed November 17, 2018

The former home of Marjorie Post is wonderful. She was quite the collector of Russian art and the house is filled with her pieces. The rooms are large and filled with beautiful furniture. You need to find time to fit this tour into your itinerary.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Carrie N
June 26, 2018|
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Response from gatormotherof2 | Reviewed this property |
It is in a residential neighborhood near UDC just off of Connecticut Ave. You can take either an Uber directly from your location or the metro to the Van Ness-UDC stop and then an Uber for a 5-7 min drive from there. I can’t... More
vijay a
May 30, 2018|
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Response from Becky H | Reviewed this property |
Parking is definitely available at Hillwood, but it’s a pretty small lot. The attendant “created” a space for me, though. Free to park.
May 1, 2018|
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Response from LifesATrip4Me | Reviewed this property |
The house is amazing and you can tour it on your own so can see as much or as little of it as you want so I recommend it. The gardens are pretty but the house is the main attraction in my opinion. Also, if you are a member... More
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