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.
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.
Group Tour Options
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.
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.
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.
Living Artfully Special Access Tours
Tuesday - Saturday & Select Sundays: 2:30 pm
During the special exhibition, Living Artfully, tours can be extended to include an exclusive look at the recently renovated fallout shelter—one of four that Post had built across the estate—complete with pink walls and a supply of goods from General Foods, the Pavilion balcony and film projection booth, and Marjorie’s personal massage room, equipped with hairdryers and a permanent wave machine.
These special access tours can be added to your Mansion tour for $12 per person (this is in addition to your suggested donation)
Space for groups is limited. Please call (202) 243-3914 to reserve your special access tour in advance.
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: Steve Stuart, 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