Hillwood's south portico where visitors dream/Photo by Patricia Leslie
Steps to a Hillwood pond with statuary, all open for visitors' exploration and enjoyment/Photo by Patricia Leslie
Many rooms at the Hillwood mansion are open to the public, including upstairs bedrooms and dressing rooms.
See the post on Hillwood's 2011 exhibition of the Posts' wedding dresses.
From the website:
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden’s mandate is to preserve the 25 acre estate, museum and gardens that Marjorie Merriweather Post developed to house her important collections of Russian Imperial art, French decorative arts, costumes, textiles, and jewelry and to interpret and present them for the enjoyment of the public.
What: Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post
When: Now through January 10, 2016, including New Year's Day, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sundays, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
Where: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens "Where Fabulous Lives," 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Suggested donation: $18 (adults), $15 (seniors), $10 (students), $5 (child, ages 6 -18) and free for those under age 6.
Discount: When reservations are made online, prices for adults and seniors are reduced $3 for weekday admissions and $1 for weekends. (Click here.)
Members' dogs: Welcome on Sunday mornings (!)
Parking: Free, on-site
Biking and walking: Encouraged; bike racks available.
For more information: 202-686-5807
Metro station: Van Ness/UDC station on the Red Line, then walk a (mostly uphill) mile and burn off Christmas calories. (Taxis, available.)
Metro bus stop: The L1 or L2 bus stops at the corner of Connecticut and Tilden streets, NW, about a half mile's (mostly uphill) walk from Hillwood.