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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 - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Lovely Urban Escape

Just a stone's throw from urban DC is this lovely estate that you can stroll the gardens, hear music, have a lovely tea and lunch (albeit skimpy and a bit pretentious). Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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DALLAS, TEXAS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Immaculate details on the collection. Very interesting home - including a safe in the kitchen for the silver. Great introductory video. Creative gardens to walk around including pet cemetery. A little pricey, especially when combined with the Uber ride out and back.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just a stone's throw from urban DC is this lovely estate that you can stroll the gardens, hear music, have a lovely tea and lunch (albeit skimpy and a bit pretentious). Very pleasant.

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Thank PlatinumHoney
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The collections of paintings ,furniture , porcelain , silver and other art objects are exquisite. Don't miss the gardens. Take a docent tour of both the gardens and house for a fuller experience.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is difficult to get there, the entrance tickets are very expensive, but the gardens are sooooo beautiful. Difficult to recommend the right time, there are hundreds of tulips , cherry blossoms and early spring flowers. But later on the hydrangeas and azaleas are stunning. The japanese garden is very pretty in the fall. The exhibits inthe house and in... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to Washington DC several times, I was looking for something to do other than the usual monuments and governmental buildings. While I love those classic Washington, DC attractions, Hillwood feels like it is in a different city altogether. There are acres of formal gardens, Japanese waterfalls and bridges, a charming rose garden and even a vista from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Post heiress house is nothing but amazing. Full of French and Russian art and furnishings. The multiple gardens are wonderful. The cafe on grounds is a definite stop. Hillwood is about 3 miles north and off Connecticut Ave.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to visit this place! It is amazing, nice and quiet, in the middle of everything but fare from laught and noise spots! I loved! It is so good when you have a time for yourself! Go there!

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hillwood is a hidden treasure a bit removed from the many museums in D.C. Parking is free and admission has a suggested donation amount. Tickets can also be purchased online. In the Visitor's Center a short film gives you an overview of the museum and gardens. When we arrived at the mansion at our appointed time, the large group of... More 

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Scheisskopf, Nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Astounding beauty of Japanese Art Deco exhibit at Hillwood. Makes one wonder how history unfolds its ways of death and destruction after such beautiful art and design is created.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This somewhat obscure mansion and gardens museums is truly a hidden gem on the outskirts of DC museum center. It is filled with many rare items from the Russian monarchy and french items that Miss Post collected, yes that one who inherited the cereal conglomerate. The house which was designed to be a museum from the start has some very... More 

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