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“Gets better every year”

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Gets better every year”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

Have you seen the restored rail car or the new baby goats? You must see both. Wonderful experience. You can also hike on the trails.

Visited May 2012
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Albany, New York
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106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Stunning mansion”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

Robert Todd Lincoln's historically preserved summer home in the beautiful Green Mountains. A must see for historical buffs, lovely preserved and visitor friendly. Lots to see, trails to hike and farms on the huge estate.

Visited May 2012
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Paducah, Kentucky
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63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“One of our favorites!”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

This place was built by Robert Lincoln. It is a self guided tour but a guide is on hand to answer questions. The grounds are surreal. There is now a refurbished Train car on the grounds. Great place for a family with small children as there is also sheep and other small animals they can enjoy and the town of Manchester is so very pretty. Vermont is a beautiful state!

Visited April 2012
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Hartford, Connecticut
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A must for any Lincoln fan”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

My second visit to Hildene, home (briefly) for Robert Todd Lincoln. A great piece of property, that has been restored with great care. The grounds, home and exhibits all come together for a good 2 hour visit. They have one room dedicated to Abraham Lincoln with artifacts, including one of his stove pipe hats and a mirror from his bedroom in the whitehouse, quite possibly the last time he saw himself before going to Fords Theatre, very moving. They have alot of activities as well through the year that encompasses both the house & the grounds. Check out the restored Pullman railcar that has been restored, a great addition to the tour. Well worth the visit if in the area

Visited April 2012
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Massillon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

If you are a history buff, this is a must see, the staff takes you around the grounds, explaines everything, it is worth the time to go see.

Visited April 2012
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