French drawing room at Hillwood


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Crêpe Days: Celebrate La Chandeleur!

La Chandeleur, also known as Crêpe Day, marks the halfway point between winter and spring.Crepe with powdered sugar

In France, families celebrate by eating crêpes, which are round and golden like the springtime sun. We are excited to offer two days of fun to celebrate the holiday.

Please note that tickets for both Saturday and Sunday are now sold out.

We invite families to celebrate this holiday in festive French fashion amidst Hillwood's magnificent setting and exquisite French treasures.

  • Snack on a tasty treat of sweet crêpes (2 per person)
  • Hear tales inspired by classic French La Fontaine fables as told by storyteller Diane Macklin
  • Decorate a plastic plate with fanciful designs and flourishes inspired by Hillwood's French Sèvres porcelain
  • Enjoy docent-led gallery talks in the mansion's French drawing room


10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Explore Hillwood

  • Crêpes (2 per person) | C.W. Post Center | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Storytelling (15-minute performance) | Visitor Center Theater | 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
  • Art Project & Hands-on Activities | Visitor Center Conservatory | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Gallery Talks (15-minute talk) | Mansion: French Drawing Room | 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Explore the mansion, gardens, and greenhouse | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Merriweather Café is open for counter service | 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Visit the Museum Shop to find the perfect souvenir | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Limited space available; advanced registration is highly recommended.

Young girl wearing pink sweatshirt and tutu designing their own plate
Young girl with light brown hair smiling while holding crepe in right hand
Young boy with light brown hair and blue eyes enjoying fluffy crepes