Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

    A decorative arts museum located in the former residence of Marjorie Merriweather Post – a socialite, businesswoman, philanthropist, and art collector. In her late days, Merriweather Post decided that her house should be converted into a museum. Her goal was to share her art collection with the world and show young Americans how people used to live in the 20th century and collect artworks.
     
    Explore the mansion’s rooms and discover the various masterpieces on display, walk through the exquisite entry hall, the 18th-century French drawing room and bedroom suite, the breakfast room with the chandelier owned by Catherine the Great, as well as the Icon room featuring original Fabergé eggs.
     
    Don’t miss the Russian Sacred Arts Gallery, showcasing Russian Orthodox ecclesiastical items, such as altar cloths, communion chalices, and religious vestments. View extraordinary pieces, including jewelry, furniture, porcelain that belonged to the Russian Imperial family, and the wedding crown of the Russian Tsarina. Stroll the 25 acres of gardens and woodlands and visit the orchid collection, the rose garden, the Japanese garden, and the French parterre.
     
    You can also enjoy the changing exhibits and special events, such as Treasure Quests, Orchid 101 class, and Style and Scent in the 18th Century lecture.
     

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    Address: 4155 Linnean Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
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