Last updated: 7/26/2011
Washington, District of Columbia
Street Address
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Mailing Address
4155 Linnean Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
phone: 202-686-5807
e-mail: info@HillwoodMuseum.org
web: HillwooodMuseum.org
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Select Sundays. Closed on most national holidays. Closed during the month of January.
Admissions
Suggested Donations-- $15 Public, $12 Senior, College Students $10, Children 6 -18 $5, free children 5 & under.
Services
Gift Shop
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Description

=Founded by American heiress to the Post cereal empire Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is one of the premier art collector's museums in the United States. The museum features the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia and a world-renowned collection of 18th-century French decorative art and furnishings. The collection includes Fabergé eggs, Russian porcelain, Russian Orthodox icons, Beauvais tapestries, and Sèvres porcelain. The 25 acre estate provides visitors a tranquil oasis of formal gardens.

Mission

To enlighten and engage visitors with an experience inspired by founder Marjorie Merriweather Post's passion for excellence, gracious hospitality, and intent to preserve and share the beauty and history of her collections, garden, and estate.

History

On her death in 1973, Mrs. Post’s final and most important philanthropic gesture became reality when Hillwood, her last residence in Washington, DC, was bequeathed to the public as a museum.

Artifact Collections

Russian Imperial art, treasures, icons & liturgical objects. Faberge included. Additionally, 18th French decorative arts. And 13 acres of formal gardens including a greenhouse and working cutting garden.

Research Collections

Art Research Library with Russian and French expertise.

Educational Programs

Docent-led Mansion and Garden tours; exhibition; ongoing public programs including workshops (floral and family), lectures (French, Russian, Mrs. Post, jewelry & textiles, horticulture, etc.). Tours are included in the suggested donation for a general visit. Public program offerings and workshops vary in price and are an additional cost.

Facilities

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Governance

Board of Trustees--with Post family members and others

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

Monthly e-newsletter and annual report, yes.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Restaurant

Group Tours

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