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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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Well worth the trip

I have lived in vt my whole life. I cannot believe i had never known about this place. Beautiful home and gardens. Some very cool items of old Honest Abe himself-even one of his... read more

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have lived in vt my whole life. I cannot believe i had never known about this place. Beautiful home and gardens. Some very cool items of old Honest Abe himself-even one of his famous top-hats. The Pullman car is so cool to be able to walk thru. Truly worth it!

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great visit for all who enjoy looking at historical homes or learning more about American History. This is a beautiful home and well worth the visit.

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Arlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Hildene during the June open house this summer and we are glad we did! What a lovely home and gardens. You must tour in June when the georgous peonies are in full bloom. There are lovely walking paths, an old railroad car, a working goat farm, greenhouse, old school house and boardwalk walking paths through the wetlands. There... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hildene was built by Robert Todd Lincoln (Abraham's only son who lived to adulthood). It is a very well preserved, privately run estate that is well worth the trip. First, the drive from almost any direction is just gorgeous (we came from northern Vermont). Second, the setting of the home is absolutely breathtaking. Third, it is an interesting slice of... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While staying in Manchester we decided to visit Hidden the Lincoln family home. The gardens were absolutely magnificent with vibrant colors and the mountain background. We opted to not take the house tour. The greeter outside the home was very knowledgable and she was able to provide us with knowledge and insight prior to going into the home. Once inside... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not enough time last time in area so this was our plan for the day. We were not disappointed. Great staff very friendly. The grounds were amazing. The goats Smash and Who's Your Daddy were fun to watch. Overall great place would recommend a visit. Perfect weather right now and gardens blooming.

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NY, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great fun .. Lincoln's Top Hat is there to see... dont forget to walk over to the farm. They have the cutest GOATS. Also, nice hiking in he fall.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting Sumer home of Lincoln's son. Nothing too OTT but a good insight into family life in the Green Mountains. Good gift store which sells great range of goods and local produce.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hildene is well worth the visit. The house itself is beautiful and has many of the family's belongings and furniture on display -- and the opportunity to tour the lovingly restored 1903 Pullman Palace car is a special treat.

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East Greenbush, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hildene is a wonderful place to visit. I especially enjoyed learning about Robert Lincoln and his family. While touring his home, I was awestruck by the historical pieces related to his father Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the family photos. The garden and the views are spectacular. Make sure to plan some time to see the Pullman car. It's also an... More 

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