The Landscape Architect’s Guide to

Washington, D.C.

Woodley Park / Upper Northwest D.C.

Hillwood Estate

Your Guide
Radhika Mohan, ASLA

Hillwood Estate is a unique mansion and landscape in the Van Ness area of D.C. off of the Red Metro line. The best way to get to Hillwood is via taxi from the Van Ness Metro station, as the nearest bus or Metro stop is about a 20-minute walk, which will take you through established neighborhoods in the area. The actual mansion was built in 1926, but the gardens were established in 1955 when Marjorie Merriweather Post purchased the 25-acre estate. Since her death in 1973, Hillwood has operated as a museum, showcasing Post’s extensive Russian and French art collection and the sprawling estate gardens.


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