Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington DC

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Art Museum Historic Site
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. Use our Washington DC family vacation planner to visit Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens on your trip to Washington DC, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • 7 friends and I went to the Hillwood Museum and Gardens as part of a day trip to DC. The Museum, Marjorie Merriweather Post's last home is a time capsule capturing the life style and home of one of Am...  more »
  • Hillwood Estate is interesting at several levels. The grounds are gorgeous, the house is fascinating example of how the very rich lived in the 1950s and 60s (Marjorie Meriwether Post lived there for l...  more »
  • Treat isn't the right word, when I walked up the drive and into the cool wooded area it felt like I had been holding my breath for days and didn't even know it. The quiet and coolness of the woods cal...  more »
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  • Went on the recommendation of a coworker. My girlfriend and I will definitely be going again. There is no fee, but there is a suggested donation, which we made and I recommend others make as well for what you get out of it. The whole estate is breathtaking. Definitely take your time. The whole estate is big enough that, even with a crowded parking lot, you never feel crowded by people.
  • I went here while taking students on a school trip. The museum was easy to locate and had on-site parking for a bus, which meant that I, and our driver, were able to go in as well. The grounds were beautiful, with the flowers.
  • A beautiful estate to visit. The property and collection is one of a kind. Opulence greater than the Vanderbitls. You can spend an entire day here. Nice staff!
  • Fabulous cafe. The collection was extraordinary and deeply fascinating. I will definitely come back there to get an open mind and explore to become a curator and historian.
  • What a lovely place! Whether you're into plants and flowers or beautifully decorated mansions or into history, you can't go wrong by spending a couple of hours here!