Opening Hours & Tickets

Five days a week and on special select Sundays, Hillwood opens its gates to visitors from around the world. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and budget enough time. Most guests take over three hours to experience Hillwood’s magic!

Hillwood will be open every Sunday in December from 1 to 5pm. If you would like to experience A Cartier Christmas without the excitement of Russian Winter Festival, consider completing a cheerful holiday weekend with a visit on Sunday, December 7, 21, or 28.


  • Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Select Sundays: 1pm - 5pm
  • Sign up for special programs & events today
  • Make a reservation at the Hillwood Café
  • Closed: Mondays, most national holidays, and several weeks at the end of January
Open Sundays in 2014
January 12             July 13 & 27
February 16 August 17 & 31
March 2 & 16 September 14 & 28
April 13 & 27 October 12 & 26
May 11 & 25 November 9 & 30
June 8 & 22 December 7, 14, 21, & 28







Suggested Donation

  • Adult: $15
  • Senior: $12
  • College Students: $10
  • Child (6-18): $5
  • Children under 6: free
  • Hillwood members: free


Advance reservations are NOT necessary for your visit to Hillwood. Please check in at our Visitor Center upon arrival. During peak garden seasons (spring and fall), some visitors appreciate the convenience of registering in advance.  Please note, advance registration may be required for special programs and events, please visit our calendar for more information. To make your arrangements, register online or call 202.686.5807, Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm.

Before you make your reservation, please note: Though we share a fondness for animals, as our founder Marjorie Merriweather Post did, for the safety and comfort of all our visitors and the conservation of our grounds, pets are not permitted at Hillwood. We cannot allow entrance to any vehicles with pets inside.

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