Planned Giving

When Marjorie Merriweather Post purchased Hillwood in 1955, she knew it would be her last home and, understanding the value of her collection, decided that after her death Hillwood would become a museum. When she did so, she left not only the splendor of her decorative arts for all to enjoy, but also an enduring testimony to the gracious manner of living that she enjoyed at Hillwood.


Portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post that hangs in her bedroom

1952 Portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post painted by Douglas Chandor, hanging in Post's bedroom.


We invite you to take inspiration from Marjorie’s major act of planned giving and help maintain this oasis of beauty in Washington, D.C. for future generations.

You can remember Hillwood as part of your estate plans in a manner of ways:

  • Bequests by will or revocable trust
  • Retirement plans or life insurance policies naming Hillwood as beneficiary