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The South Portico of the Mansion
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The Mansion

The South Portico of the Mansion displays a Georgian-style facade.

The South Portico of the Mansion

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19th century tazza at Hillwood, Washington DC
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The Collection

Russian and French decorative arts are complimented by the equally exquisite jewelry and apparel collection Marjorie Post left for the public's  enjoyment.

Tazza made of nephrite jade, silver gilt, jewels

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Foggy Morning at Hillwood
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The Gardens

Stroll the pristine gardens whenever a moment of serenity calls.

A foggy morning in the French Parterre

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Marjorie Merriweather Post and her daughters
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Marjorie Merriweather Post

Explore the beauty, elegance, and graciousness that is the legacy of Marjorie Merriweather Post.

Marjorie Merriweather Post and her daughters

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Marjorie Merriweather Post bought Hillwood in 1955 and soon decided her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. Her northwest Washington, D.C. estate endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished 18th-century French decorative art collection, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy. Opened as a public institution in 1977, today Hillwood's allure stems from the equally fascinating parts that make up the whole. From the captivating life of Marjorie Post to the exquisitely maintained Mansion and Gardens, the experience of Hillwood outshines even the Fabergé Eggs.