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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Interesting, Pretty, but Admission is a Little Costly

This is Abraham Lincoln's son's summer home. The guides are pleasant and seem very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clifton Park, New York
A Magical Winters Day

So much beauty and history here! Take a few moments to watch the video at the Oscar V Johnson Jr... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mandeville, Louisiana
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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 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy history, architecture or gardens, this is a must see. The home and the grounds are beautiful and the story of the Lincoln family is told, albeit tragic.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kuvasz15
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

sprawling grounds. beautiful property in beautiful Manchester VT. Great town to spend some time in. Nearly four hours from NY city. Lovely little town, great inns, with restaurants. Hildene Estate is a few minutes from the town center. Unfortunately, the outside beauty is not there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Umesh C
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Hildene, the Robert Todd Lincoln home, is a must visit when you travel to southern Vermont! The facility is so much more than a museum. The staff is accommodating and friendly. This site is great for all; children, teenagers, adults and seniors. We happened to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

Visited the Home and grounds the first weekend of December. The house was decorated for Christmas and looked simple but elegant. The guide at the house was very informative about the history of the home and grounds and more than happy to answer any questions....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Do not buy a family membership. Just went with our three children and had to pay for two of them ( ages 17 and 22 ). Counter woman was far from accommodating and her overall condescending attitude put a damper on the visit. We’ve had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PatrickY513
HildeneLaine, Vice president at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Dear Patrick, We are sorry you did not have a good experience when you and your family visited. We reviewed the situation with our Welcome Center staff and realized that indeed your 17 year old would be included under your family membership and you should...More

Reviewed November 15, 2018

Robert Todd Lincoln’s summer retreat was a delight to visit. Highly recommend. Though it is winter and the gardens are not flourishing, we still enjoyed the house, Pullman car and gift store.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank truecampbell
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This property isn't cheap too tour but it is worth it. The home is restored beautifully both inside and out. The organ they play inside makes you feel like you stepped back in time. The back rooms that had artifacts of Abraham Lincoln were fascinating....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Texans112
Reviewed November 9, 2018

The house is amazing, especially the organ pipes that go from the basement to the 2nd floor. Many rooms were roped off and for the money there should have been a guided tour. The one guide we saw was busy with other tourists so we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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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
July 1, 2018|
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Response from C B | 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