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October at the Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens

October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT



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Grace of Monaco: Princess in DiorThrough January 8, 2023

Fashion and mementos from the legendary life of Princess Grace of Monaco are on view in North America for the first time at Hillwood, celebrating her dedicated relationship with haute couturier Christian Dior. The special exhibition Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior explores the longstanding collaboration between Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, and Marc Bohan, artistic director at Christian Dior, through clothing, accessories, photos, and more, on special loan from the Palace of Monaco. The exhibition, which originated at the Musée Dior in Granville, France, offers insights into the life of an icon, whose image was created in response to Hollywood’s wish for glamour and the desire for elegance in her stately duties. Grace of Monaco is a tribute to Bohan’s muse in the 1960s and 1970s and a celebration of their enduring partnership through haute couture. 

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008




Girl Scout Outdoor Art WorkshopSaturday, October 1, 2022, 10:30 a.m.-Noon and 2:30-4 p.m.Sunday, October 2, 2022, 10:30 a.m.-Noon and 2:30-4 p.m.

Calling all Brownies and Juniors! Earn your Girl Scout Outdoor Art badge as you embark on a self-guided adventure exploring Hillwood’s gardens and engaging in hands-on art making. 

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior Lecture Series

Explore Grace Kelly’s image and gain insights into her enduring partnership with the House of Christian Dior in this four-part lecture 

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Grace Kelly: Icon of Style to Royal Bride

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 5:30-8 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Kristina Haugland, Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles and Supervising Curator for the Study Room at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, explores Grace Kelly’s role as a style icon, from glamorous young actress to elegant princess.


Christian Dior: Couture for Modern Living

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 5:30-8 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Dr. Alexandra Palmer, Nora E. Vaughan Senior Curator, Global Fashion & Textiles at the Royal Ontario Museum, shares the story of the House of Dior, including the astonishing success of the house and the international dissemination of the Dior style.

Conversation with Curators | Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 5:30-8 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Florence Müller, originating curator of Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior, and Megan Martinelli, Hillwood’s associate curator of apparel, jewelry, and accessories, discuss Grace Kelly’s longstanding collaboration with Marc Bohan, artistic director of Christian Dior.


Jay Jaxon: An Unsung Couturier 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 5:30-8 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Darnell-Jamal Lisby, assistant curator of fashion at the Cleveland Museum of Art, highlights the creativity and legacy of Jay Jaxon, one of the first African Americans to work in Parisian haute couture and one of the first Americans to head a couture house.


Haute-Couture Chrysanthemum Virtual Floral Design

Friday, October 21, 2022, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, to elevate chrysanthemums and create a floral arrangement fit for Grace Kelly, inspired by her love of flowers. 

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008


Spooky Pooch Howl-o-Ween Celebration

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 4-6 p.m.

Hightail it to Hillwood with your four-legged friend for some Halloween fun! Explore the gardens and participate in the annual costume competition. 

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008


Gardener’s Focus Tour | Specialty Mums

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 2:30-3 p.m.Friday, October 28, 2022, 2:30-3 p.m.Join Jarett Currin, greenhouse grower, to learn how Hillwood continues the fifty-five-year tradition of propagating mums for Hillwood. 

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008





4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Metro: Van Ness/UDC, Red Line (20-minute walk)


Information/Tickets: 202.686.5807 for information or


Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays, most holidays, and for several weeks in January.


Café: Merriweather Café serves lunch Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Merriweather To Go, featuring a quick selection of sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages, is available Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 202.686.5807 for café reservations.


Suggested Donation: $18, $15 seniors, $10 college students, $5 for visitors age 6 to 18.

No donation is suggested for children under 6.

Adults and seniors receive $3 off the suggested donation for weekday visits and $1 off for weekend visits when reservations are made online.

Members receive free admission to visit the estate during regular operating hours. To join visit

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October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am EDT
October 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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