The weather is getting nicer and if your family is looking for something to do that is educational and outside then we have the perfect place for you – Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens.
So here’s the background: Hillwood was owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post, who once was the richest woman in America and owned Post Cereal Company. Hillwood was one of three houses she owned. (You may have heard of one of the others, Mar-A-Lago, now owned by President Trump.)
My mom and I went to Hillwood a few years ago and we liked it. When we heard there was a new exhibit we were excited to visit again. The exhibit is called the Four Seasons and it is four giants made out of things found during each of the four seasons. While you are exploring outside don’t miss the Japanese Gardens and don’t fall in the water. We thought this would be a great place to read a book. Across from the Japanese Gardens is a family dog graveyard that is so sweet.
This trip we did a quick browse through the house and had fun looking at some of our favorite rooms. Don’t miss the breakfast room and her closet and the sign on her bedroom door. The house is almost like an American palace.
The Four Seasons exhibit ends on March 31st so get this on your weekend agenda.
- Where: 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington, DC
- Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Cost: There is a suggested donation of $18 for adults and $5 for children