Spring in the gardens


There's something new in every season

Guiding Yourself

There are a variety of ways for you to enjoy your Hillwood experience at your own leisure. Choose to pick up a copy of the printed tour, download the mobile audio tour, or explore on your own to discover all the treasures that await you. 

Printed Tours

Hillwood offers a twenty-four-page printed tour guide that provides an overview of each mansion room and highlights significant art objects. The printed tour is perfect if you have limited time to visit, or simply wish to wander at your leisure. For our international visitors, it is offered in English, Russian, French, and Spanish.

Access a digital version of the visitor guide to enjoy from home or to save paper during your visit.

Audio Tours

The dynamic mobile audio tour is the most popular choice for getting immersed in the Hillwood experience. With detailed information about the mansion and gardens, the audio tour, available via a mobile app, allows you to personalize your tour experience. Stops are self-selected, letting you choose information based on your interests and schedule. There is also a a family tour, ideal for our younger visitors

Please note: We ask that you please bring headphones as playing the tour aloud in the mansion is discouraged.

Topics covered on the audio tour:

  • Mansion 
  • Gardens 
  • Family

Audio tours are currently available in English only.

For more in-depth information, including a brief history of Hillwood and its founder, purchase a copy of the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens book in the museum shop.

Please note: If visiting with children, strollers must be left parked outside of the mansion and exhibition spaces.