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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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Cost o $20 gets you a tour of the house with some very enthusiastic guides who have a lot of knowledge. The views around the house and gardens are beautiful. The Pullman sunbeam... read more

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Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cost o $20 gets you a tour of the house with some very enthusiastic guides who have a lot of knowledge. The views around the house and gardens are beautiful. The Pullman sunbeam rail car is very interesting and again the guide (a lady may have been Stephanie) was very enthusiastic. There are plenty of walks around the grounds. Only... More 

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Lititz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We couldn't decide if we wanted to stop here or not, but some locals said it was worth it, and they were right. It was the home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the eldest son of Abraham Lincoln. It is a beautiful home which has many original furnishings. Start with the introductory films in the visitor center. Ask for the AAA... More 

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Columbia, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hildene is a beautiful summer cottage. Wish it were mine :-) The grounds, the views, the home--all are magnificent. It's especially interesting because the furnishings are not pieces of the period but were the actual property of the family. The organ is the highlight of the interior of the house. We adored the goats! The docent there wanted desperately to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I must have been here at some point. I remember it. There was cornbread. And a hat! A top hat! When did I... OH YEAH SCHOOL TRIP So it was maybe 6th grade, we were all hype to chill in tents overnight INSIDE A BIG TENT. They had the whole massive wedding tent all set up and we were holed... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Weather was a little bad for the day that we ended up here. The grounds and home were beautiful. We were not able to do the walking tour through the paths and to the farm (weather), but did get to see the Pullman car (Sunbeam). A little pricey for the size of the home, but a nice trip to say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to add... just finished the book GIANT IN THE SHADOWS life of Robert Lincoln and this made the visit so special. Lot of history here... gotta drink it in. Don't miss the Pullman Car for greater insight on the man.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought that this was the summer home of Abe Lincoln because I didn't pay attention. Lost one level of interest when I realized that it was his son's home. If I was in the right mood and with plenty of time, I'm sure that the full tour would have been well worthwhile. However, I had limited time, so left... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was so much to see; the home, the gardens, the views. Loved the educational layout inside the goat milking space. The goats were free to roam thru large pens on lovely pasture, but they are too social ~~ they loved to be close to each other and so many wanted to be petted ~~ Lovely walkways, and I detoured... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited as the trip leader for a group of seniors. It was our organization's first trip to this location and we have decided we need to go back. From the wonderful little gift shop filled with Vermont treasures to the restored Pullman car, Sunbeam, to the production of cheese, everyone had something that interested them. And the tram service... More 

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Warren, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour and it was wonderful. Well worth the money. Larry, the tot guide was extremely knowledgeable.

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