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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
+1 202-686-5807
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Beautiful gardens & wonderful house museum

Nestled in the peaceful Forest Hills enclave of D.C. is the rarest of treasures—the former estate... read more

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Hillwood’s Gardens: A Mix of the Classic and the Whimsical

Hillwood will forever remain a thorn in my side because we didn’t have the time to enjoy the entire... read more

Reviewed 5 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
+1 202-686-5807
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nestled in the peaceful Forest Hills enclave of D.C. is the rarest of treasures—the former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Filled with exquisite decorative art pieces from Czarist Russia and 18th century France, the mansion tells the story of a woman who valued beauty, understood...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hillwood will forever remain a thorn in my side because we didn’t have the time to enjoy the entire experience. We did watch the welcome video in the visitor’s center, and felt a little disappointed that it didn’t focus more on Hillwood’s wealthy owner Marjorie...More

Thank writearts2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hillwood is always one of our favorite places it never ceases to amaze. The beautyMs.Post collected from art to architecture with amazing gardens to the Jewelry is a fixture of our American heritage. Don't miss it!!

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reminds me of the famous gardens in Vancouver, Butchart Gardens, except it also had a fabulous museum!! Double WOW!!!! The orchids are outstanding, the gardens are manicured & impeccable, the collections are unrivaled!!! No crowds! You can take your time and really enjoy the museum...More

1  Thank Bryska B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended the Marjorie Merryweather Post gem and Jewelry exhibit yesterday. First people beware, many streets are blocked trying to get into the Museum. It is hidden in a neighborhood with a street one could easily miss. Parking is available a the tourist center. Ther...More

Thank Jogtheworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem of DC. It has an amazing art, china, and gem collection. This in addition to that the property has beautiful gardens and home. This is a large property with many gardens, green house, and visitors center. This is a charge...More

1  Thank pdrocean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hillwood is one of my favorite museums in Washington. It is the beautiful house of Marjorie Merriweather Post. The house, and the fabulous collection of furniture, porcelain, Russian Art and Faberge eggs is overwhelmingly beautiful. The gardens are gorgeous. I have seen them in both...More

Thank meyerea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is more off the beaten path and won't be on any of the hop on hop off routes but I walked there from the Cleveland Park neighborhood. The museum is a private collection and the family estate has been turned into the museum....More

1  Thank Renae P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting this home of Marjorie Merriweather Post since I was n design school in 1966. The house and her personal collections are exquisite. The Gardens are worth your time as well.

Thank T8769CJdonnar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous flowers, exceptional history, and jaw-dropping jewels. As the movie in visitor's center notes, Post was not a minimalist! Spectacular day. Take a picnic.

1  Thank lduke1
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2 July 2017|
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Response from Tetor22 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not familiar with individual tour companies around D.C. However, I know there are tons of public transit options within the City. You can get there by bus and Metro rail. The address is 4155 Linnean Avenue... More
LaDonna R
17 April 2017|
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Response from JohnAnnColumbia_MD | Reviewed this property |
Adult: $18 Senior: $15 College Students: $10 Child (6-18): $5 Children under 6: free Hillwood members: free Discount for paying online.
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17 April 2017|
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Response from Tetor22 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with JohnAnnCo, posted above. You can also visit their website for any changes in the pricing. Well worth every penny.