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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

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Address: 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
Phone Number: 202-686-5807
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia

The well maintained mansion and 25 acre landscaped garden is home to treasures like Fabergé Eggs and a beautiful collection of 18th-century French decorative arts, so although it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The well maintained mansion and 25 acre landscaped garden is home to treasures like Fabergé Eggs and a beautiful collection of 18th-century French decorative arts, so although it is separate from the museums of DC's monumental core, for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life, a visit here is well worth the effort.

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East Meadow, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens including a section which is Japanese style. We were told that they call it Japanese "style" because a true Japanese Garden would be too difficult (expensive} to maintain. One of the museums on site has temporary displays. The main house is truly amazing.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a True Gem in the heart of Cleveland Park! A lovely encounter with an interesting character of the US cultural fabric! From the great films/ videos giving us a comprehensive view of the times and who was Marjorie Merriwrweather Post, to the beautiful art work and to the enchanting gardens , the museum is a true gem ! Can't... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The former home of Margory Merriwether Post has been turned into a splendid museum showcasing her extraordinary collections of decorative arts. It's especially nice to see the collection in a home environment as these objects may have been displayed when Mrs. Post was alive. The beautiful grounds and gardens were a nice complement to the house and provided ample floral... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The gardens at Hillwood are just amazing. The paths wind through azaleas and evergreens and blooming annuals and perennials. The Japanese garden waterfall and lily pond invites quiet meditation and casts a spell of calm and serenity on the most frazzled tourist. The mansion is filled with Marjorie Merryweather Post's incredible collection of Russian art and icons, as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have seen most of DC's sights or are hosting visitors who have been to DC before, this is a lovely place to visit for an hour or two. The gardens are beautiful and the house is an interesting step back in time -- filled with a gorgeous collection of Russian art and artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there w/ a group of 8 friends. We had an amazing time. We walked around the several Gardens there...had a wonderful docent for the Mansion Tour...ate an excellent lunch.(Quiche & salad was really tasty) The history here is so rich and so much to see.. 28 rooms in all ( not all of them on the Tour). The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved everything about this place. Full of history, beauty, sparkling jewelry and lots of flowers and greens. Take your book and relax in these gardens for several hours. Its very peaceful. I shall admit i was surprised that the majority of visitors were in their 50. i don't think it will be fun for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Japanese exhibit of Art Deco between the wars is gorgeous. There are items made from all materials, plus paintings. The Mansion now lets you wander as you want, or you can take a guided tour. Don't miss the Russian sacred objects room which includes icons, a small diamond wedding crown of Alexandra, and a fabulous chalice that Catherine the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a one-of-a-kind gem that sits on gorgeous acreage and was the home of Margaret Merriweather Post (cereal heiress). I recently attended an event in celebration of Bastille Day, which is one of a number of special events the museum hosts each year. There is also an excellent, small exhibit of Japanese Art Deco (!) in two of... More 

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