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“A must see!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hildene

Hildene
1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-1788
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Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Skiing
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Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd 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, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter.
Cicero, New York
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“A must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Beautiful and must take the guided tour!! Must also see the working goat farm and the Pullman! A wonderful tour.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Grand mansion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Lovely house set on a hill overlooking the green mountains of Vermont. The house itself is well worth the trip up to manchester, set out as it was when Robert Todd Lincoln lived here. A wonderful automatic organ fills the place with music.

An added attraction is the restored Pullman Carriage in the grounds, as well as the walks which surround the estate. Well with a visit

Visited April 2014
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“Stay away.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I would never recommend this place to anyone. Especially as a wedding venue. The give you no choice and force you to use their own vendors.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's worth a visit just to hear the pipe organ playing! Wonderful! So interesting to see the rooms and historical furnishings. A great bonus is to go inside the beautifully restored Pullman car. I would love to have an event at this facility!

Visited March 2014
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Morrisville, Vermont
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“Great way to spend a couple of hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My husband I are history buffs, so we loved touring Hildene. People who complain about the price are probably people who don't understand how expensive it is to restore and maintain such a beautiful place. Loved the exhibit upstairs on Lincoln's state of the union, such a great way to create a museum feel but still keep most of the house historically intact and keeping it from getting too touristy.

Visited March 2014
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