Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
4.5
Historic Sites • Farms • Gardens • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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 railcar, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, 12+ miles of walking trails, teaching greenhouse and cross-country skiing in winter.
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grace d
6 contributions
Great time
Oct 2021
We had a great time visiting Hildene estate .The place is really nice and well maintain. Love the house and the view around. The reason I gave only 4 stars is the fact that the Pullman Car Sunbeam was only partial open due to Covid. I am sure they could make it work by limiting the number of people and ask them to use masks.
Written October 27, 2021
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Voyager577686
4 contributions
Beautiful historic home and grounds.
Oct 2021
We enjoyed the history behind this Lincoln family home. Beautiful gardens and a fun visit out to the goat farm.
Written October 23, 2021
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Christina W
2 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2021
Everyone at Hildene is professional & make history very interesting. They were all very knowledgeable. The Tram drivers were very kind & helpful. They went out of their way to transport us to all the sites of the property. The house itself is amazing. The furniture & artwork are original. We were in awe. The grounds are impeccably maintained. You are allowed to walk around the house and the property at your own pace. Guides are there to answer all questions. There are many photos of Abraham Lincoln & his family. Also letters written by him during the civil war.
Written October 22, 2021
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX1,412 contributions
Not just another historic site - plan on spending a couple of hours to enjoy the grounds and leisurely tour the home
Jul 2021 • Couples
Hildene isn’t just another historical site to cross off your list. The house where the only surviving child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln spent his summers is beautiful, and so too are the grounds (especially the formal gardens in the back), and you can see 1 of only 2 remaining Lincoln Top Hats (the other is at the Smithsonian). When you enter the house the guide will talk about the organ and plays some music, which has an amazing sound reverberating thru the house. And, of course, the restored Sunbeam railroad car is a magnificent reminder of the luxurious lives of the rich during this period.
Written October 22, 2021
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Karen D
Montgomery, TX84 contributions
thoroughly enjoyable and informative
Oct 2021
Did not know what to expect for this visit but it was really great. Every docent we encountered was not only very knowledgeable but very pleasant and willing to share with you. We enjoyed the house, the grounds and also the Pullman Car. That part was such a learning experience. Nothing here should be missed.
Written October 20, 2021
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Wentwoda5
Scotia, NY19 contributions
A great find!
Oct 2021 • Friends
A trip to Hildene provided a fascinating look into the life and times of Robert Todd Lincoln, oldest son of President Abraham Lincoln. The property is very well maintained and the docents were great at answering any and all questions. A plaque in each room succinctly summarized the important information about the room. We particularly enjoyed when they played the 1908 “player organ”, one of only 12 in the world. The addition of the Pullman car rounded out the story nicely and presented both sides of the story of the train industry, with black porters servicing the wealthy passengers. We applaud the “Friends of Hildene” for orchestrating such a top notch experience for visitors!
Written October 18, 2021
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R H
18 contributions
Great insight
Sep 2021
This was excellent. Great information on Lincoln son. Don't miss. Be sure to see the Pullman car. Gardens are beautiful and view is spectacular.
Written October 15, 2021
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Kameron D
8 contributions
History and Scenery
Oct 2021
Beautiful mountaintop location and scenery, Self-guided tours of a very interesting house. Very nice gift shop.
Written October 10, 2021
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angeleyes27
Brigantine, NJ4,808 contributions
Beautiful gardens, self guided tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
When we were here, they only had self guided tours. You bought your tickets at the visitor center and walked to the mansion. We saw almost all of it in an hour. The gardens are beautiful. Be sure to see the Pullman car and observatory. I believe a good deal of the furnishings are from the Lincoln family. Lincoln’s stovetop hat is here. There is a outline of bricks at the front showing how big Abe Lincoln’s birth cabin was compared to his son’s mansion.
Written October 10, 2021
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mbpman
River Forest Illinois70 contributions
Full day of fun
Sep 2021
There is much to do here. The house and its little museum are fun to tour. The railroad car is interesting. Excellent and engaging docents who knew more than a set spiel. Nice trails to wonder. The goat farm is precious.
Written October 6, 2021
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