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“A must visit”

Hillwood Museum & Gardens
Ranked #19 of 428 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A must visit”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Although remote and difficult to access via public transportation, this beautiful house is one of the must-visits in DC. Even if you are not interested in the history of American collecting and in Russian Imperial art and history, the grounds and gardens themselves are stunning. If you have any interest in Russia and the Russian cultural heritage, or in the decorative arts and in material culture, it is an essential place to experience.

Visited February 2013
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Washington, Dc
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“Elegant and enchanting”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Intimate view of Russian iconography, lavish royal jewels, jeweled eggs, and nonpareil religious vestments and chalice. Beautiful gardens.

Visited March 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

A hidden treasure in DC! Marjorie Merriweather Post had an incredible collection of Russian and French art and artifacts that are worth seeing.

You also want to walk through the beautiful gardens and the orchid hot house. If you have time you can have lunch at the cafe.

Come early so you can get parking and go on-line to set up a tour of the house and gardens.

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Columbia, Maryland
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205 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Good for Russian art & history buffs”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Not very metro accessible. Very interesting for Russian art & history fans; beautiful gardens to boot.

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Tampa
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62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Even in the winter, amazing.”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is a hidden gem of a spot. It is filled with amazing personal collections of Post and her life and simply a must see. The home and grounds are simply breathtaking, I can't wait to go back in the spring. The staff was wonderful and it truly is a great value and trip.

Visited February 2013
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