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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-1788
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Historical spot, close to Manchester downtown, great gardens and trails

We brought some friends from CA to this historic spot - even better than I remembered from a few... read more

Reviewed yesterday
C B
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Framingham, Massachusetts
Just simply unbelievable

An incredible destination! Take in the entire experience (Pullman, goat barns, cheese making... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ellyhob1591
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Canton, Georgia
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • 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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+1 802-362-1788
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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"
in 40 reviews
"welcome center"
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"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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"goat cheese"
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Reviewed yesterday

We brought some friends from CA to this historic spot - even better than I remembered from a few years ago. The house itself has a lot of historical information for you history buffs (watch the short film in the entrance area/gift shop for some...More

Thank C B
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Reviewed yesterday

An incredible destination! Take in the entire experience (Pullman, goat barns, cheese making) and seriously consider the private, guided tour of the home. It is a wonderful history lesson that I was never exposed to in any school. This entire site has been meticulously cared...More

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Reviewed yesterday

You don't get the history of Robert Lincoln in history classes so this was a hidden gem we found. A lot of history is in this house- pictures of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd; Lincoln's top hat and mirror; beautiful original bedrooms; etc. The gardens...More

Thank ELF6132
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved seeing the Pullman Car and the volunteers were very knowledgeable and enjoyable. They did not over-extend themselves as many volunteers do. Speaking of volunteers, the volunteer who provided the guided tour was also excellent! Interesting history!

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Reviewed yesterday

Nestled between 2 mtn. ranges is this nice estate of lincolns son robert . The gardens are beautiful with peonies in bloom. The view down the valley is inspiring. It must be very pretty in the fall months when the leaves change. 3 stops bring...More

Thank RPL302
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Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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 6 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

Thank sjm4oh1
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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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