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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
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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You're the Top! and free parking too! in DC!

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mea culpa! I've lived here for 8 years, and I never bothered to come to the Merriweather-Post mansion. What an oversight. Go there, NOW... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mea culpa! I've lived here for 8 years, and I never bothered to come to the Merriweather-Post mansion. What an oversight. Go there, NOW, while the late-summer flowers are in gorgeous orange, red, purple, and then some. Go there in the FALL, as the leaves start to change all over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a wonderful side trip inside DC. If you want to get away from the National Mall. The house and gardens are beautiful. The collection of French and Russian art pieces are impressive. The gardens were very nice in August. I am they would even more impressive in full bloom. I was most impressed with the Japanese garden.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mrs, Merrieweather - Post Weather new how to live. Spectacular collection of the Finest Art and Fabulous Gardens. Go anytime between May - September

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to regularly visit as the flowers and displays change . The orchids in the greenhouse are gorgeous and the displays beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of Washington's best kept secrets. Do not miss it. The lunch room is very small but very special. With good food and service.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After spending 2 days touring National museums and monuments, it was time to treat ourselves to a visit of Hillwood, the fabled DC area home of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Our teenage daughter's favorite outdoor spaces were the French Garden, Friendship Walk and the Japanese Garden. We also loved the Lunar Lawn (site of so many histotic parties, with its beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This once private mansion owned by one of the richest women in America is now an extraordinary collection of Romanoff era Russian valuables and is surrounded by fantastic gardens. In Spring and summer it is one of the most beautiful places in Washington. Very well informed "docents" are there as your guides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The house of course is the star attraction. Who would want to miss a stunning collection of French and Russian decorative arts? Fabergé included. But the gardens and greenhouse are so wonderful and so well maintained. Plan to visit the greenhouse and orchid collection in January, its like a vacation in the tropics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love the history of the Russian imperial family. Seeing the priceless artifacts from the Romanovs (think Anastasia) was incredible. The gardens are also the most well done gardens I've been to. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. I haven't had the chance to brunch, but plan on doing so soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the docent tour which was great and fascinating. Unfortunately the heavens opened and we were trapped in the cafe till closing but well worth finding and a very interesting history

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