Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

★★★★★
  • 4155 Linnean Ave NW

    Washington, DC 20008

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  • 202-686-5807

About Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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  • Botanical Gardens
  • Museums
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Water Skiing Instruction
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Imagine this: a mansion, brilliant garden, cafe, stories of intrigue - and a museum that hosts the largest collection of Russian imperial art outside of St. Petersburg. Yuh huh. Hillwood is probably the most overlooked museum in the area. It is privately owned (by the Post - cereal - family) and worth the price of the admission ticket. I know, Washingtonians ("Waaaaa - we are used to going to museums for free") - but, every now and then, we need to pay for stuff. It is especially gorgeous this time of year. My favorite is still Dumbarton Oaks - but Hillwood is a close second.

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★★★★☆

Imagine this: a mansion, brilliant garden, cafe, stories of intrigue - and a museum that hosts the largest collection of Russian imperial art outside of St. Petersburg. Yuh huh. Hillwood is probably the most overlooked museum in the area. It is privately owned (by the Post - cereal - family) and worth the price of the admission ticket. I know, Washingtonians ("Waaaaa - we are used to going to museums for free") - but, every now and then, we need to pay for stuff. It is especially gorgeous this time of year. My favorite is still Dumbarton Oaks - but Hillwood is a close second.

Pros: Perfect for a sunny summer day

Cons: Ticket required but oh well

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I have really enjoyed every bit of time i have spent here . If you love history then dont miss this awesome museum. The history of french and russia is perfectly depicted here and you will fall in love with almost everything here.

They have treasured the history and its worth watching it atleast two times.

Please have reservations as this is a much visited place .

5
★★★★★

I have really enjoyed every bit of time i have spent here . If you love history then dont miss this awesome museum. The history of french and russia is perfectly depicted here and you will fall in love with almost everything here.

They have treasured the history and its worth watching it atleast two times.

Please have reservations as this is a much visited place .

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I loved taking a tour of this mansion and surrounding gardens. It's been preserved since the 50s, and never updated and upgraded to more modern sculptures, so history has been frozen. I adored looking at the French and Russian artifacts and artwork, particularly the gold and borderline gaudy neoclassical French room. I would go back to see it a second time around!

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★★★★★

I loved taking a tour of this mansion and surrounding gardens. It's been preserved since the 50s, and never updated and upgraded to more modern sculptures, so history has been frozen. I adored looking at the French and Russian artifacts and artwork, particularly the gold and borderline gaudy neoclassical French room. I would go back to see it a second time around!

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This museum truly brings France's culture alive. It is decorated with portraits of some of the greatest and most influential French figures, dazzling tapestries hanging on the wall, crown jewels, and an entire crystal chandelier section of the neoclassical period when Louis XIV reigned. It brings Russia's culture alive with delicate porcelain fixtures and diamond-coated eggs.

This envokes awe as you look at the periods of French and Russian history and lifestyles.

PROS:
CONS: Reservations required

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★★★★★

This museum truly brings France's culture alive. It is decorated with portraits of some of the greatest and most influential French figures, dazzling tapestries hanging on the wall, crown jewels, and an entire crystal chandelier section of the neoclassical period when Louis XIV reigned. It brings Russia's culture alive with delicate porcelain fixtures and diamond-coated eggs.

This envokes awe as you look at the periods of French and Russian history and lifestyles.

PROS:
CONS: Reservations required

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After you've tried all the museums and tours, you wonder what there is left to see in the city. The Hillwood Mansion, tucked away near Rock Creek Park in Northwest DC, is a welcome treat for those who think they've seen it all. Formerly the home of Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, the mansion and surrounding gardens offer a look into what high society was like in the 1950s and 60s. She amassed a large french and russian antiques collection, so you'll see paintings and personal affects formerly owned by Peter the Great and Marie Antoinette. You need to call ahead to arrange a tour.

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★★★★☆

After you've tried all the museums and tours, you wonder what there is left to see in the city. The Hillwood Mansion, tucked away near Rock Creek Park in Northwest DC, is a welcome treat for those who think they've seen it all. Formerly the home of Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, the mansion and surrounding gardens offer a look into what high society was like in the 1950s and 60s. She amassed a large french and russian antiques collection, so you'll see paintings and personal affects formerly owned by Peter the Great and Marie Antoinette. You need to call ahead to arrange a tour.

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This beautiful estate is nestled in the woods uptown. In addition to usual tour, it also has a nice restaurant. A great place to take out of towners - that have already seen the usual sites.

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★★★★★

This beautiful estate is nestled in the woods uptown. In addition to usual tour, it also has a nice restaurant. A great place to take out of towners - that have already seen the usual sites.

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