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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

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Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: 18023621788
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Historic home of Robert Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd...

Historic home of Robert Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, 12+ miles of walking trails, teaching greenhouse and cross-country skiing in winter.

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We expected the Robert Todd Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln history to be interesting, and it was. But the house itself is also worth seeing, and the old Pullman car and it's story... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bennington, United States
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Bennington, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We expected the Robert Todd Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln history to be interesting, and it was. But the house itself is also worth seeing, and the old Pullman car and it's story were a pleasant surprise

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home of Robert Lincoln, son of President Lincoln, offers walking trails, a working farm, a 1903 Pullman car and the historic mansion. Tours are offered daily. Our visit included a tour of the mansion, perched on top of a beautiful hill with gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. The home was beautifully decorated for the holidays... More 

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Thank Loves2Research
Dorset, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful day trip. There is something for everyone, history, farming, gardens and learning about their wetland preservation program.

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Thank Leslie1130
Dummerston, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully maintained summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln offers a great tour of the home and self directed tour of the splendid grounds. Go on a day without precipitation. We did not take advantage of any special events.

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Thank BeverlyK1238
Philadelphia
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Manchester, Vermont many times, and always planned to visit Hildene, but somehow never got there. On this visit, in January, we finally made it. We are so happy that we did! The home and grounds were lovely, even on a very cold and blustery day. The house has been beautifully restored and maintained. The introductory videos at... More 

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Thank VoyageursUSA
Jericho, Vt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a beautiful home with interesting history. Lovely location, great walking or xctry ski trails. And seeing pictures and the video, spectacular gardens in the summer. And to top it off a gorgeous restored Pullman car.

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Thank DutchOmi
MANCHESTER CENTER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully restored mansion and gardens. Lincoln family memorabilia links one to the family. The surrounding property has been developed to focus on sustainable living. A visit to Hildene is an interesting, enjoyable and educational way for the whole family to spend a day.

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Thank GERALD C
Eliot, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to be in the area and found a listing for Hildene. The house is very interesting and one can imagine the Lincoln's in residence. When we visited it was beautifully decorated for Christmas. We plan to go back when the gardens are in bloom.

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1 Thank Linda H
Manchester, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting Manchester, this is a must see. It is a first class attraction which is run by people and volunteers who have a passion for excellence and will deliver an experience heads and tails over most historic attractions. You could spend hours here...the property is diverse. The house guided tour is a must and will add immeasurably to you... More 

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East Hanover, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

History has a way of seeping into the wood, frame, farm and family life of the only surviving child of President Abraham Lincocln and his wife Mary. The home and meticulously maintained property of Robert Lincoln is a testament to the Friends of Hildene for preserving the home to its glory. The restored Pullman car is a treasure. Young and... More 

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