September is fabulous at Hillwood


Experience the beautiful late summer gardens, filled with an abundance of dahlias, zinnias, sunflowers, and more. Whether exploring the mansion, wandering the grounds, or dining in Merriweather Café, there's something for everyone at Hillwood.

Plan your visit


On View

Bouke de Vries: War and Pieces

Opening September 24, 2019

See a remarkable contemporary sculpture transform 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 will be only the third venue in the United States to display War and Pieces, a bridge between old traditions and contemporary design.


Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt

Through January 12, 2020

Including nearly fifty Alfred Eisenstaedt photographs and ephemera from his career in photojournalism, focusing on his timeless images of life in the mid-twentieth-century and the era’s most celebrated figures, this special exhibition explores the relationship between Marjorie Merriweather Post and Eisenstaedt and the broader body of Eisenstaedt’s work documenting life in the mid-twentieth century. 


Adelaide Close Riggs

Though January 12, 2020

A special display celebrates Adelaide Close Riggs, the eldest of Marjorie Merriweather Post's three daughters, in recognition of her dedication and contributions to Hillwood. Featuring portraits, clothing, and more, the presentation traces key moments in Adelaide's life, from childhood through her wedding.


Garden Tours

Fall Garden Tours

Through Sunday, November 10, 2019, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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



Family Picnic in Partnership with Rainbow Families

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Connect with other LGBT families in Hillwood's urban oasis at this family celebration.


Preschool Series: Fanciful Heroes

Wednesday, September 11, 18, 25, 2019, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Thursday, September 12, 19, 26, 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


CorePower Yoga at Hillwood

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Soak in the beauty of yoga and art with CorePower Yoga at Hillwood!  Join CorePower Yoga for a free 60-minute yoga class. All levels are invited and encouraged to participate. Bring your own yoga mat and a friend to experience the amazing things that happen when you root a physical workout in the mindfulness of yoga. 


War and Pieces Opening Reception

Tuesday, September 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Contributor members and above are invited to celebrate the special installation War and Pieceswith an exclusive viewing and opening reception with the artist, Bouke de Vries. Spend the evening at HIllwood enjoying light hors d'oeuvres, exploring the fallout shelter, and wandering the late summer gardens. 



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