Touched by Cereal Royalty - Atlas Obscura

Washington, D.C.

Touched by Cereal Royalty

Get a rare behind-the-scenes peek into the extravagant lifestyle and amazing estate of the Post Cereal Heiress.

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, located in the Forest Hills neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C., was home to Marjorie Merriweather Post, one of the wealthiest women in 20th century America.

Situated on 25 acres, 13 of which are formal gardens, this Georgian-style mansion and museum also host one of the most comprehensive collections of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, which includes two elusive Faberge Eggs

Join Atlas Obscura Society DC and Field Agent Fiona Clem on April 29 for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes, specially curated tour of the Hillwood Mansion and Japanese-style Garden. Our private tour will be led by one of Hillwood's exceptional docents and will provide access to the projection room and balcony in the Pavilion—areas rarely seen by visitors.


  • Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is located approximately 1 mile from Van Ness-UDC Metro (Red).
  • There is free parking for guests at the Hillwood Estate.
  • Portions of the tour will be outdoors. Please dress appropriately.
  • This ticket includes admission to the Hillwood mansion, museum, and grounds for the day. Feel free to visit Hillwood before the 2:30pm tour time.



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