2 Hours Exploring Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Cereal Heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post’s grand estate is worthy of an afternoon of exploring.

Stop One

Get a glimpse inside Merriweather’s mansion

Hillwood Estate
4155 Linnean Avenue NW

Marjorie Merriweather Post was an avid art collector who willed her estate to be a museum. Start with a look inside her gorgeous mansion, which houses the most comprehensive collection of Russian Imperial art outside of Russia, as well as an extensive 18th-century French decorative art collection. The temporary exhibit Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia is also currently on view, featuring water color portraits that showcase diplomatic life abroad in the 1800s.

 

Stop Two

Relax in the estate’s serene gardens

Hillwood also boasts 25 acres of landscaped gardens. Take a formal tour or simply meander through the beautiful summertime flora and fauna.

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