Special Announcement


International Cultural Group

Join us at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens -- Wedensday, March 11th 

Natural Beauties: Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems (February 14, 2020 to June 7, 2020): 

In skillful hands, natural stones are transformed into fascinating works of art. Marjorie Merriweather Post was a renowned collector of jewelry and gems and today her collection is considered to be one of the most important of those assembled in the twentieth century. Marjorie’s interest in gems and minerals wasn’t limited to its use in jewelry and a less well-known but no less dramatic area of her collection reflects the appreciation she had for the finest hardstones. Natural Beauties is the first exhibition at Hillwood to focus on the exquisite stones and minerals that became works of art in the hands of masterful artisans. It will present a selection of nearly 100 objects from Hillwood’s collection alongside loans that further explore the beauty and history of the precious stones.

We will not have docents or guides that will be able to give guided tours of this exhibition. It is specifically set-up to be a self-guided.

Because of this, tickets will only be $12 per person for your group. Please contact Vim Maguire to reserve your spot. cvmaguire@msn.com


All parking is complimentary at Hillwood. Please keep in mind street parking is prohibited. Please communicate transportation plans in advance to the group sales manager as bus parking is limited. We do ask that all buses remain on property for the duration of the visit. Buses are not permitted on Sundays.

Getting to Us

You can find information on getting to us here


Merriweather To Go is also available to visitors and allows for more flexibility, as no pre-ordering or reservation is required, and visitors can pay individually. You can view that menu here.  


The Washington DC area has an abundance of cultural activities for art, history, music and theatre enthusiasts. The International Cultural Group organizes outings that may be of special interest to our members.