There’s fabulous, and then there’s fabulous. And legendary collector and philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post created a place that defines the word. If you love beautiful homes, gardens, and art, you’ll adore Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. This multimedia guide invites you to marvel at the gilded treasures of this grand estate, featuring the art of eighteenth-century France and imperial Russia, splendid gardens, and the luxury items that distinguished Marjorie’s life at Hillwood. Download this app to serve as your mobile audio guide during your visit or just to enjoy the richness of Hillwood anytime, anywhere.
• A fully illustrated and narrated guide through Hillwood, featuring in-depth details about the most important objects in the collection, the luxurious mansion interiors, and the beautiful garden rooms
• Commentaries highlighting interior design and Marjorie’s lifelong passion for collecting and living graciously
• Ability to save your favorite pieces and share with friends
• A tour just for families, Stories of Russian Treasures, brings the allure of the Russian court to life for users of all ages
• Up-to-date visitor information, including hours of operation, directions, and what’s happening during every season
Marjorie Merriweather Post was a pioneering businesswoman, engaged citizen, generous philanthropist, and distinguished collector. She bought Hillwood in 1955 and soon decided her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. Her northwest Washington, D.C. estate endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished eighteenth-century French decorative art collection, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy. Opened as a public institution in 1977, today Hillwood's allure stems from the equally fascinating parts that make up the whole. From the captivating life of Marjorie Post to the exquisitely maintained mansion and gardens, the experience of Hillwood outshines even the Fabergé eggs.