Exterior View, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

  • Washington
  • USA

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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Interior View, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Interior View, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Interior View, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Courtesy of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Interior View, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Interior View, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Courtesy of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Interior View, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Interior View, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

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Interior View, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Opened in 1977, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is an immersive space where the captivating life of Marjorie Merriweather Post and the exquisitely maintained Mansion and Gardens combine to create an experience unlike any other. When art collector, businesswoman, social figure and philanthropist Marjorie Post left to the public her northwest Washington, DC estate, she endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, an exquisite eighteenth-century French decorative art collection, twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands and a pristine Georgian-style mansion displaying Post's exquisite way of life. Highlights of the collection include Fabergé eggs, Russian porcelain, Russian Orthodox icons, Beauvais tapestries, Sèvres porcelain and Post’s personal collection of apparel, accessories and jewellery. The thirteen acres of enchanting formal gardens include a Japanese-style garden, rose garden, French parterre and greenhouse full of orchids. A range of special exhibitions are presented throughout the year to offer added perspectives on the collections, gardens and founder's life story.

Collection Highlights


Van Cleef & Arpels, 'Marguerite' ruby and diamond brooch (detail), 1969, Photography by Square Moose Inc.jpg

Van Cleef & Arpels

Marguerite ruby and diamond brooch (detail)
Nuptial Crown, 1884 St. Petersburg Silver, diamonds, velvet.jpg
Nupital Crown
Tureen and Platter, 1754 Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory Soft-paste porcelain H. 12.5 in., W. 13 in..jpg

Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory

Tureen and Platter
Catherine the Great Easter Egg, 1914 Faberge, St. Petersburg Gold, diamonds, pearls, opalescent enamel, opaque enamel, silver, platinum, mirror.jpg

Carl Fabergé

Catherine the Great Easter Egg
Portrait of Empress Eugénie, 1857 France Franz Xavier Winterhalter Oil on Canvas.jpg
Portrait of Empress Eugénie
Boyar Wedding Feast.jpg
A Boyar Wedding Feast
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens: Collection Highlights
Van Cleef & Arpels, 'Marguerite' ruby and diamond brooch (detail), 1969, Photography by Square Moose Inc.jpg

Van Cleef & Arpels

Marguerite ruby and diamond brooch (detail), 1969
Photography by Square Moose Inc
Nuptial Crown, 1884 St. Petersburg Silver, diamonds, velvet.jpg

Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington, D.C., Photo: Edward Owen

Nupital Crown, 1884
silver, diamonds, velvet
Tureen and Platter, 1754 Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory Soft-paste porcelain H. 12.5 in., W. 13 in..jpg

Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington, D.C., Photo: Edward Owen

Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory

Tureen and Platter, 1754
soft-paste porcelain
Catherine the Great Easter Egg, 1914 Faberge, St. Petersburg Gold, diamonds, pearls, opalescent enamel, opaque enamel, silver, platinum, mirror.jpg

Carl Fabergé

Catherine the Great Easter Egg, 1914
gold, diamonds, pearls, opalescent enamel, opaque enamel, silver, platinum, mirror
Portrait of Empress Eugénie, 1857 France Franz Xavier Winterhalter Oil on Canvas.jpg

Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington, D.C., Photo: Edward Owen

Portrait of Empress Eugénie, 1857
oil on canvas
Boyar Wedding Feast.jpg

Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington, D.C., Photo: Edward Owen

A Boyar Wedding Feast, 1883
oil on canvas

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