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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Highlight of our vacation

This place is so beautiful, just like every where I see in Vermont. My three love the goat farm and... read more

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Worth the stop

We toured the house with my kids who are both about 10. The coolest thing they had in there was one... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John S
Saint Clair, Michigan
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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...more
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1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-1788
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is so beautiful, just like every where I see in Vermont. My three love the goat farm and Dene farm the most. We arrived Dene farm at 4:30ish when it's almost time to close, but the lady work at the farm there (...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We toured the house with my kids who are both about 10. The coolest thing they had in there was one of Abraham Lincoln's actual hats. People that were working there seemed to really be into the house and the working goat farm was enjoyed...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank John S
Reviewed 3 days ago

a fascinating and beautiful spot with friendly and extremely informative guides. And the hiking is beautiful--don't skip "the dene"

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Patrice T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was interesting to walk around and see how the rich lived in the early 1900s. They also have a goat farm where you can see the cheese making process, a working farm, and a Pullman train car. Worth a stop.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jstock2431
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit interesting history about our forefathers. Wonderful gardens great place to take kid's lots to see and do. Learn about sustainable gardening back in the time before stores. Wonderfully kept up building's learn about Pullman rail cars. Nice view for foliage seekers.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 665heleno
Reviewed 6 days ago

We agree with the other reviewers who praise this lovely property. We particularly enjoyed the fact that, in spite of enormous wealth, the home was not a "gilded", over-decorated house. The guides were polite and informative. The spectacular setting and freedom to roam about was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank willful
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the artifacts and interpretation of history from before the Civil War to the 1920's. Be sure to see the Pullman car with its materials on primarily Afro-American Pullman porters.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank chrisdeephouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff is very friendly and professional. I would recommend. Just wished they had guided tours to get the most out of it all.

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great time at Robert Todd Lincoln's lovely home on 400 gorgeous acres near Manchester, Vermont. We did 3 tours: the home, separate Archives tour of the Lincoln artifacts; and the Pullman RR Car . The cost for tours over 2 days...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank greenescape
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hildene home is truly beautiful. It is a glimpse of a family of great wealth without the gilded fixtures. The family history is amazing and so many things that we didn't know about the Lincoln family were explained. The self guided tour was great...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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July 14, 2019|
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Response from Diner1006 |
Hi! Hildene has dedicated a room in the home to Abraham Lincoln (in his role as President, not as Robert's father), and that is what I am referring to. Hildene was built in 1905, 40 years after the President's death... More
June 26, 2019|
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Response from caesarsm0m | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You can walk as much as you like or ride part way. Once the tram drops you at the farm along a lower paved road (after the ride down some switchbacks on the mountain), you are on your own to walk around there to see the... More
Kim M
May 8, 2019|
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Response from CarlBern | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours. 3-4+ are needed to do the whole property justice.