The Hillwood Estate and Gardens

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The Hillwood Estate was owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post, the heiress of the General Mills Food Company. Her father CW Post, was the inventer of postum instant coffee as well as some breakfast cereals we still enjoy today. What started as a flare for home decorating developed into a love for beautiful art that piqued during a visit to New York in the 1920’s.  Marjorie Post collected rare items from paintings to porcelain china used for her most important dinner parties. She left both her estate and collections to be enjoyed by the public after her death. There are also impressive gardens and seasonal attractions on the grounds, as well a working green house and cafe where you may enjoy lunch or an early dinner.

The Hillwood Estate is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am-5pm and open on select Sundays. The Estate is closed the month of January, on Monday’s and  most National Holidays. The suggested donation for admission to the estate ranges from $5 for children – $15 for adults. Please visit the website for additional visitor’s information.

The Hillwood Estate is most accessible by metro bus. It is about a 1/2 mile walk from the bus to the estate. It is located in proximity to Rock Creek Park. Please visit metro’s website for additional information.

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