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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Nestled in the hills of Northwest Washington, D.C., Hillwood welcomes visitors from around the world with its gracious hospitality. Escape into an oasis only five miles from downtown Washington and explore the pristine mansion, dine at the café, and enjoy the beauty of the formal gardens.

Our Hillwood Estate tour will begin with lunch at the café.  We will then enjoy a private tour of the mansion that became a museum because of Marjorie Merriweather Post's decision that her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. Free time will then allow you the opportunity to stroll the thirteen acres of formal gardens extending from the house's terraces and porches at your own leisurely pace.

 

Tour Includes

  • Transportation

  • Lunch at the Merriweather Café

  • Private Mansion Tour

  • Free Time at Hillwood

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

Marjorie Post maintained strong ties to the eighteenth-century French decorating style that she developed in the 1920s, transferring much of this look to her new home at Hillwood in the mid-1950s. This did not keep her from updating her Georgian-style mansion with the most modern conveniences that money could buy. Journey through her final home to experience the elegant French drawing room, the efficient and “high-tech” kitchen and pantry, and the many personal touches that made Hillwood one of Washington’s most memorable homes. Hillwood's spectacular gardens also capture the vision Marjorie Post conceived when rebuilding the estate and offer beauty and interest to be enjoyed throughout every season.

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Timed Itinerary


A rest stop will be made on the way to our destination today.
11:00AM Approximate arrival at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
11:30AM Buffet Light Fare Lunch
12:30PM Private Mansion Tour
1:30PM - 3:30PM Free Time to visit the Gardens, Greenhouse & Gift Shop
3:30PM Depart for home
A dinner stop will be made on the way home. This meal is not included in the cost of the tour.

Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with the driver at the time of boarding.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
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Montgomeryville Behind Home Depot, N Wales Rd & Montomery Glen Dr
751 Horsham Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446
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Quakertown - Trainers Trainers Corner - near Starbucks
246 N West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA 18951
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Souderton Souderton Shopping Center
773 Route 113, Souderton, PA 18964
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