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mid-Atlantic

Washington, D.C.

Fit for a Queen

Hillwood Estate ranks among D.C.'s best

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ere's a little-known fact: reviewers
on TripAdvisor currently rank AbA
member Hillwood estate museum
& Gardens in the top 20 of 336 D.c. attractions. marjorie merriweather Post bought
the Hillwood estate in 1955 and lived there
until her death in 1973. Who was Post? A
businesswoman and philanthropist, she
lived lavishly, owning the world's largest
yacht and, among other treasures, 20-carat
diamond earrings worn by marie Antoinette.
Today Post's sumptuous home and its 25
acres of manicured gardens take about three
hours to tour. Her art collection totaled some

TIP

n Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens
| www.hillwoodmuseum.org, (202) 243-3914

the Smithsonian's national museum of african
american History and culture is scheduled to open in
fall 2016 near the washington monument on the mall.
visit www.nmaahc.si.edu for updates.

round-the-World Tour, Sort of
Embassies open doors for Passport DC

april's cherry blossoms may get more attention, but one of the capital's top tourism events,
Passport Dc, is blooming popular too, and it returns in may 2016. more than 70 embassies and
more than 40 of D.c.'s cultural institutions join forces so visitors can learn more about the world's
cultures.
Popular 2015 events included an around the world Embassy tour in which 50 embassies allowed
visitors to pet alpacas, play with robots, and learn local dances. the national asian Heritage Festival,
also in may, hosted outdoor craft exhibits, cooking and martial arts demonstrations, and a talent
show. the Embassy chef challenge saw 15 embassies' finest cooks show off their countries' cuisines.
n Passport DC | www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1, (202) 661-7581

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Korean,
Venezuelan
events

HillwooD EStatE (2); PaSSPoRt Dc, waltER wooDwaRD
(vEnEzUElan), cUltURal toURiSm Dc (KoREan).

HOT

17,000 works, including a vast number of
French and Imperial
russian pieces, most
notably priceless
Fabergé eggs. Annual
events include orchid
month, French and russian festivals, Gay Day,
and Spooky Pooch Howl-o-ween. For group
tour info, visit the estate's website or email
grouptours@hillwoodmuseum.org.


http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org http://www.nmaahc.si.edu http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1

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