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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-1788
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Fun place to explore!

Nearly 500 acres offer a variety of experiences. Lots of walking trails, gardens, farm with goats... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christa S
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Plymouth, United States
Great Place to Experience

We've been here before but it was at least 10 years ago. We always wanted to return when the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bob C
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Albany, New York
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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, teaching greenhouse and cross-country skiing in winter.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“goat farm” (91 reviews)
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1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
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"pullman car"
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"goat farm"
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"self guided tour"
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"restored pullman"
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"pipe organ"
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"gift shop"
in 74 reviews
"pullman company"
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"welcome center"
in 33 reviews
"american history"
in 25 reviews
"grounds are beautiful"
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"formal gardens"
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"baby goats"
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"rail car"
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"original furnishings"
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"full bloom"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nearly 500 acres offer a variety of experiences. Lots of walking trails, gardens, farm with goats and other animals. Plus, a boardwalk over wetlands. They had golf carts to help get you down to the valley below. We spent over three hours exploring the historic...More

Thank Christa S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been here before but it was at least 10 years ago. We always wanted to return when the peonies were in bloom. Yesterday we made it and not disappointed by the beauty of the peonies. It was an opportunity to visit the home as...More

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to the Admissions Office while friends stayed with the dogs in the parking lot. An employee basically stated in a manner like we were trespassing that no dogs are allowed anywhere on the property. Would have been nice to post that at the entrance!

Thank Ronald D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We weren't sure how much time to allow so visited early in the day and started with the wetlands, thinking that if we left it for the end, we might not feel like going. We are photographers (amateur) and loved the quiet, beautiful, serene boardwalk...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Robert Todd Lincoln was the only child of President Abraham Lincoln to survive to adulthood. Robert Todd Lincoln served briefly in the Union Army, and returned to the White House from duty on General Grant's Staff the day his father was assassinated. It's a poignant...More

Thank Barbara W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The peonies were in full bloom. The gardens small but colorful. The house tour was a self tour after a brief introduction. The Pullman car was not exciting, in my opinion, but the story of the car attendants was eye opening. Abe would have been...More

Thank rockcole
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked this as a stop-off on our tour around New England due to its Lincoln connections. The house us great to see with many features, furniture and more directly from the time the Lincoln's were there. There's plenty of history to read as you...More

1  Thank Charles_and_Susan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for things to do in Vermont and Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home came up on top. If you decide to visit give yourself at least 1/2 a day as there is so much to see. There are lovely walking trails to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a ton of fun looking at the gorgeous house and walking the grounds. We all found the railroad car very interesting. Lots of history. Fun to do once maybe a bit pricey!!!

1  Thank markhanson1967
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hildene is a retreat built by Robert Lincoln, son of Abe Lincoln. It's a well kept manor with beautiful grounds. The manor house is not huge by estate standards, but well maintained. If you go, please seek out one of the guides usually at the...More

1  Thank Dick M
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