- Pack a picnic from home to enjoy on the magnificent lawn. Bring a potluck treat to share with everyone, too!
- Play garden games on the lawn, including hula hoop, badminton and jump rope.
- Practice your putt on the Putting Green just as Hillwood's founder Marjorie Merriweather Post and her guests used to do.
- Get your face painted with your favorite garden critter.
- Try on dress-up costumes and play with puppets and games.
- Explore Hillwood's treasures with a treasure hunt activity guide.
- Decorate a gold box, inspired by the boxes and other jeweled treasures in the special exhibition Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Dazzling Gems.
Presented in partnership with Rainbow Families DC.
The program takes place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather lawn games and putting will be canceled. Picnicking and all other activities will take place indoors.
To attend the Family Picnic, register online or call 202.686.5807, Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm. Please note that a $2 processing fee per order plus a per ticket service fee (not to exceed $2.25) applies for online ticket purchases. To avoid processing fees, please call to register.