November is fabulous at Hillwood

November is fabulous at Hillwood

Fall color has swept through Hillwood's grounds, and a variety of exhibitions, tours, and programs add to the vibrancy of the season. Whether exploring the mansion, strolling the gardens, or dining in Merriweather Café, you will find plenty to enjoy this month at Hillwood.

Plan your visit


On View

A Very Merriweather Christmas

Opening November 19, 2019

A Very Merriweather Christmas at Hillwood draws inspiration from the new biography Marjorie Merriweather Post: The Life Behind the Luxury, with resplendent Christmas trees and holiday decor throughout the estate.


Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt

Through January 5, 2020

Step behind the lens of the LIFE magazine photojournalist who photographed the 20th century's most notable personalities, including Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, and many more.


Bouke de Vries: War and Pieces

Through April 5, 2020

See how this remarkable contemporary sculpture transforms the dining room at Hillwood. Created by Dutch artist Bouke de Vries, War and Pieces draws inspiration from extravagant eighteenth-century surtouts de table, or centerpieces. Hillwood is only the third venue in the United States to display War and Pieces, a bridge between old traditions and contemporary design.


Garden Tours

Fall Garden Tours

Through Sunday, November 10, 2019, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Included in suggested donation

Join a knowledgeable tour guide to learn about the history, design, plants and flowers of the 13 acres of formal gardens.



Kids Euro Festival: Fairy Tales for Emma

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Enjoy this feature film that tells the story of a family coming together at Christmas, presented by the Czech Republic as part of Kids Euro Festival.

Please note: This film is in Czech with English subtitles.


Preschool Series: Kings and Queens

Wednesday, November 6, 13, and 20, 2019, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Thursday, November 7, 14, and 21, 2019, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Experience the wonder of Hillwood with your preschooler! Explore a new mansion room each week of this three-part series through make believe, art projects, and imaginative play.

Wednesday Series       Thursday Series


Museum Shop Holiday Market at Strathmore

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, November 8, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Join the Hillwood museum shop at the annual Museum Shop Holiday Market at Strathmore.


Mum Floral Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m.

Draw inspiration from Marjorie Merriweather Post's love of chrysanthemums and create a beautiful arrangement featuring these favorite fall flowers.


Fallout Shelter Tour

Wednesday, November 13 and 20, 2019, 2:30 and 3:15 p.m.
Included in suggested donation

Enjoy a rare look at one of Marjorie Post's fallout shelters, built during the 1960s, on a tour inspired by the epic battle and mushroom cloud in the new installation War and Pieces.


The Russian Job: The Forgotten Story of How America Saved the Soviet Union from Ruin

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 5:30-8 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Douglas Smith, award-winning historian, translator, and author, will discuss the American Relief Administration, created to save communist Russian from ruin, resurrecting the relief mission from obscurity and revealing a story of the heights of human altruism and the depths of human depravity.



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