Visiting Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington DC

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens located in Northwest DC is an exciting place to roam & explore. Whether you’re a fan of history or a photographer just about anyone can enjoy walking around the grounds of Hillwood.

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You can visit Hillwood and get tickets when you get there but I recommend booking a ticket on their website.

Hillwood Museum

The centerpiece of Hillwood is the museum. Inside contains almost 20,000 objects including art from the Russian imperial era.

History buffs could easily spend an hour in the house learning the history of Marjorie Merriweather Post.

Hillwood Gardens

With 13 acres of formal gardens including a greenhouse, French parterre, Japanese-style garden, and even a putting green.

The greenhouse at Hillwood has to be one of my favorite spots on the grounds. Light is defused through the greenhouse windows making all of the colorful plants catch my eye.

Outside of the museum/mansion is the French parterre garden. The centerpiece of the garden is a unique water feature that has water leading to it from both ends of the garden.

On the side of a hill at Hillwood you’ll find the Japanese style garden. All over the garden you’ll see pagodas, bridges over koi ponds, and a waterfall leading down the hillside.

Hillwood on Google Maps

Photos of Hillwood Museum & Gardens

Here are more photos from the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens.

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