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Pet Cemetery

Reached through quiet wooded paths, the pet cemetery is a tranquil memorial to the pet dogs that Marjorie Post loved throughout her life. Plants include forget-me-nots, “sweetbox” and vinca groundcover. Post’s last dog, Scampi, was laid to rest in the pet cemetery in 1972. The great love of dogs is a tradition that many of Post’s family members carried on and they continued to memorialize their beloved four-legged friends in the pet cemetery through the 1980s.  

  • Azaleas blooming in the Pet Cemetery at Hillwood, Washington DC
  • Pet Cemetery at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
  • Marjorie Merriweather Post with dog Scampi 1961

    Marjorie Merriweather Post enjoys a moment at Hillwood with Scampi in 1961

  • Azaleas blooming in the Pet Cemetery at Hillwood, Washington DC