Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington DC

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Art Museum
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Nestled in a neatly landscaped plot, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens features the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia and an 18th-century French decorative art collection. Take the opportunity to see rare Fabergé eggs and 17,000 other selected objects from apparel, to paintings, to a French drawing room and bedroom suite. The gardens feature landscapes of colorful roses, a Japanese-style hillside, rustic country houses, and formal event lawns. You can tour the museum on your own, with the help of printed and audio guides, or as part of a guided tour group. To visit Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens on your holiday in Washington DC, and find out what else Washington DC has to offer, use our Washington DC.
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  • Went there a few times. Marjorie Merriweather Post was a brilliant business women. Gardens and the mention are perfectly kept . Do not overlook the gardens and orangerie 
    Went there a few times. Marjorie Merriweather Post was a brilliant business women. Gardens and the mention are perfectly kept . Do not overlook the gardens and orangerie  more »
  • The dream of Marjorie Post, heir to the C.W. Post fortune. We got a guided tour of both the gardens and the house. The guides were engaging and knowledgeable. The onsite Merriweather Cafe isn't... 
    The dream of Marjorie Post, heir to the C.W. Post fortune. We got a guided tour of both the gardens and the house. The guides were engaging and knowledgeable. The onsite Merriweather Cafe isn't...  more »
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  • I can't say enough about how amazingly beautiful this place is! Everywhere you look there is something else just amazing. The grounds are gorgeous. We were there the 2nd week in April and there were flowers everywhere. You can see that it will become even better. If you want more flowers-just check out the hothouse orchids. What an amazing collection this woman had...of everything! You could probably come here repeatedly and find something new every time. The house is fascinating and fun to explore.
  • Such a wonderful Estate! My family came by after lunch and definitely didn’t give ourselves enough time to see everything before it closed. I highly recommend going on a guided tour of the mansion as there are very few signs detailing what items are and why they are part of the collection. The gardens are lovely and I especially enjoyed the Japanese garden but that may be because of the season of my visit. The greenhouses are a bit tight but had a beautiful display of orchids.

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