Group Tours

In a city brimming with well-known museums, monuments, and historic sites, group visitors delight in discovering the beauty and serenity of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens and sharing the secret with their family and friends. In fact, visitor reviews consistently place Hillwood among the top five of 215 attractions in Washington on TripAdvisor.  To book a group tour, please complete a Group Tour Inquiry Form

Group Tours at Hillwood

Touring the Mansion

Information

Garden clubs, social groups, bus tours, senior centers, and church groups all enjoy the distinct experience of enjoying this grand estate together.  

Ample free parking, customizable touring options, and delicious group dining make Hillwood the perfect destination for your group.

As long-standing members of the American Bus Association and the National Tour Association, we easily accommodate motor coaches.

Group Tour Options

Self guided tours

Groups may select our twenty-six page printed tour booklet or various audio tours of the Mansion and Gardens. By selecting this self-guided tour option, groups may enjoy Hillwood at their leisure and allow time to view special exhibitions, tour the Greenhouse, and find collections-related gifts in the Museum Shop.

Docent-led tours

Groups may tour the Mansion and/or Gardens with knowledgeable volunteer docents, based on preset tour times, seasonal availability, and advance arrangements. Guided tours last one hour. Docent-led tours must be confirmed two weeks in advance.

Customized tours

For an additional cost, Hillwood can create a unique tour for your group—focusing on specific items in the collection, in the gardens, or in Russian or French—at a time that is convenient for your group. Call (202) 243-3914 today for further information. Customized tours must be confirmed at least two weeks in advance.

Dining

For groups of ten or more wishing to dine, please look over our Lunch and Afternoon Tea menus, and call (202) 243-3914  to make your advance reservation . Please Note: A 50% deposit is required two weeks prior to your visit. Your reservation will be confirmed via phone or email once the deposit is  received . Final payment is due five business days prior to your visit. Café space is based on availability.

Booking a Group Tour

To book a group tour, please complete the Group Tour Reservation Form.

Here you will answer all the questions we will need to accommodate your group, such as date, number of guests , and tour and dining preferences .

Once you have your request complete, you can return the form in three ways: 

  • Fax Hillwood at (202) 237-6690 
  • Email grouptours@HillwoodMuseum.org
  • Mail to Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20008 Attn: Amy Knox, Group Tours

You will be notified of your group reservation by phone or email within 48 hours of receipt. 

For group inquiries please call (202) 243-3914 or email grouptours@HillwoodMuseum.org

Special Events

Hillwood welcomes corporate and non-profit organizations and offers several indoor and outdoor event venues. Private events, such as weddings, are not permitted. For information about hosting a special event at Hillwood please call 202.243.3914.

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