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Hillwood Museum & Gardens

Marjorie Merriweather Post Mansion in Washington, DC

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Hillwood Museum & Gardens
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Hillwood Museum and Gardens is the former estate of art collector and philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post, the heir to the Post cereal fortune. Located near Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC, the Hillwood Museum was remodeled in 2000 and now showcases “the most comprehensive collection of 18th – and 19th – century Russian imperial art outside of Russia.”

Post was a passionate art collector who assembled a superb collection of Russian art including paintings, furniture, Fabergé eggs, jewelry, glass and textiles. The 36-room Hillwood Museum also features an impressive collection of 18th-century French decorative arts including furnishings, tapestries and porcelain. The 25 acres of gardens include a circular rose garden; a formal French parterre, a large crescent-shaped lunar lawn; a traditional Japanese-style garden and waterfall and a greenhouse for orchids.

Hillwood Museum & Gardens offers a variety of programs throughout the year including lectures, garden walks, workshops, and musical and theatrical performances. Visit the Museum Shop and find a great selection of books, jewelry, stationery, and other gifts. The Museum Café offers a selection of salads and sandwiches. Afternoon tea is served from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Address

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Reservations (202) 686-5807
Toll Free (877) HILLWOOD

Hillwood Museum & Gardens is located between the Cleveland Park and Van Ness neighborhoods on the edge of Rock Creek Park in NW Washington, DC.

Admission

Admission is an Estate Donation of: $12; $10 for visitors 65 and older; $7 for full-time college students; $5 for visitors age 6 to 18. Estate donation waived for visitors under age 6.

Hillwood Museum & Gardens Hours and Tours

Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select evenings and Sundays. Hillwood is closed the month of January and on all national holidays except Veteran’s Day.

Docent led tours and self-paced audio tours are available. Reservations are no longer required; they are available for the convenience of visitors.

Official Website

www.hillwoodmuseum.org

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