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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Treasured historic house, stunning mountain views

A beautiful, well-preserved home of Robert Todd Lincoln and his family. The mansion is set to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
localhistorytraveler
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Well worth a visit

After visiting Manchester dozens of times, we finally went to HIldene and can't believe we didn't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
aschwartz10100
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Brooklyn, 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...more
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1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful, well-preserved home of Robert Todd Lincoln and his family. The mansion is set to the period when he lived there with his wife Mary and amazingly has nearly all of the original objects and furniture. It’s a unique opportunity to look at the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting Manchester dozens of times, we finally went to HIldene and can't believe we didn't go before. The entrance fee seemed pretty high, but surely that is needed to support the maintenance and operation. You could spend much of a day touring the historic...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aschwartz10100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not many places grab your attention like Hildene. A Lincoln family retreat for over 70 years then passed on intact, original contents and all, to the loving hands of Friends of Hildene. This beautiful house is a gem among historic homes. Full of fascinating stories...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house and all of the belongings inside are original. The guides were friendly and very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

I have visited a lot of these types of properties. This was perfectly restored and maintained. The guide was great. We will be returning in the spring to see the gardens.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Although we have visited Manchester a number of times, we had never been to Hildene. We went on a winter Saturday morning and were among a handful of visitors. Although the farm, cheese making, and gardens are summer activities, we had private tours of both...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Fascinating place with an insight into the family life of a 1st family, with knowledgeable friendly guides and amazing walking and cross country skiing throughout its extensive and beautiful grounds We spent an afternoon there and to be honest if they had a cafe or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

Visited in December and the home was beautifully decorated for the holidays. All the furnishing are original and Lincoln's top hat is on display in an upstairs room. Very knowledgeable docent and loved the organ pipe music. Last Lincoln died in 1975 and the Lincoln...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

This is Abraham Lincoln's son's summer home. The guides are pleasant and seem very knowledgeable. I don't want to spoil your visit by telling you too much about what there is to see because part of our enjoyment was discovering the grounds without doing any...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charlie12065
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

So much beauty and history here! Take a few moments to watch the video at the Oscar V Johnson Jr Visitor Center before touring the grounds of the Lincoln family summer home. With views like this you will never want to leave. So much history!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Trail693516
January 9, 2019|
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Response from davidhE917WK | Reviewed this property |
This is the Historic home of Robert Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood.
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Cici S
October 22, 2018|
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Response from hartsellj | Reviewed this property |
probably not as much as you would want. I would say accessibility is limited
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Dixie063
July 1, 2018|
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Response from 76CB | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure but based on answers below I don’t think it would be an issue - tables around the welcome area outside and also lots of trails where you could stop by a bench and sit and eat if you wanted to. You could always... More
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