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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
+1 202-686-5807
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Recent History in a Serene Setting

An estate off the beaten path with a rare insight of how the other half lived mid-century, combined... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joe M
Lovely Home and Gardens

We went to Hillwood for the afternoon Had a lovely time It was the home of Margerie Post who... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 features extensive gardens and special exhibitions.
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4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An estate off the beaten path with a rare insight of how the other half lived mid-century, combined with a fascinating backstory of behind the scenes diplomacy concerning topics relevant today.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Hillwood for the afternoon Had a lovely time It was the home of Margerie Post who inherited the Post cerial fortune. She lived in Russa in the 1930s and collected many prerevolution treasures including Fabrajie Eggs At her death in 1973 she...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great Faberge exhibition and lovely gardens, topped off by a guided tour of the fabulous mansion made this a lovely afternoon treat.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the most enjoyable visits I have had to a historic venue. The garden was so wonderful - both constructed and natural, birds everywhere and I loved the Pet Cemetery and Japanese Garden. Marjorie’s story is so interesting and all the whole...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to make time to visit this glorious mansion, an example of luxurious living from a bygone era.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house was remodeled by Marjorie Merriweather Post with her collection of Russian china, paintings, etc.in mind. On display are several sets of china from the period of the Czar's, 18th century French paintings, and paintings of Catherine the Great, etc. The gardens consist of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hearing the history of Mrs. Post was fascinating. Our guide was very knowledgeable about all the artifacts packed into the house. The Faberge eggs-- just oh my! I especially admired the tapestries and the Russian plates. Since I was on information overload before leaving, I...More

Thank PennySw
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend told us about this place, which we did not know about. It is a complement to Mara Lago in Florida as part of the Post legacy, but this is beautiful and well curated. The house tours are terrific and the art and objects...More

Thank Douglas T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We signed up for a docent led garden tour this time. Not only was she good but the gardens and beds were abloom. This is such a pleasant time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not all that enthralled when my better half wanted to go, but...glad I went! It is a lovely place worthy of the uber ride (not too expensive) out there. Allow about half a day to tour. The house is amazing and full of...More

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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.
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DawnStone
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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Jill L
April 22, 2018|
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Response from davidcI6965BP | Reviewed this property |
Ditto as above answers. The food at the cafe was very good and the seating is comfortable and even better on a warm day.
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