Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington DC

(4.8/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We arrived at Hillwood Estate at about 10am, opening time, with friends on Wed. 8 March. Several touring options are available on a first-come, first-served basis including audio tours, docent-guided ...  more »
  • Unseasonably warm February has caused a riot of bloom at Hillwood. This is the former estate of Margerie Merrywether Post, of Washington Post fame and a leading light of the Capitol for many years. Es...  more »
  • The house,a colonial type, is surrounded by its lovely and well taken care gardens, namely the japanese garden (a must). I was really impressed with the collection of russian artifacts, jewelry and pa...  more »