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“Beautiful piece of history”

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Ranked #1 of 28 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.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

What a beautiful place to visit . It must have been quite a place in its day. The views were spectacular. Didn't get to see the Pullman this time but that will force me to come back!

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We loved the history of Hildene, and learning more about Robert Lincoln and his family. The house and grounds were very well restored. We enjoyed hearing the built-in pipe organ. We also enjoyed taking a tour of the wooden Pullman car on the property.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I'd never heard of Hildene until I visited a friend in Manchester, VT, and she introduced it to me. The house is beautiful, and well preserved/maintained. Much of the original furnishings are there. The gardens were lovely, even though it was mid September. Also, the view was breath-taking. A big plus were the guides, who were extremely knowledgeable about the history of Hildene...the home of the only surviving child of Abraham Lincoln, Robert Todd. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

My Jennifer knows that I'm a history buff so she suggested that Hildene as a must see. I'm so glad that she did because I was able to learn about Robert Todd Lincoln's extrodinary life. He was Abraham Lincoln's oldest son and Harvard educated. Robert served under General Ulysses Grant, was Secretary of War and president of the Pullman Car company.
The estate and the grounds are beautiful. Many couples choose to hold their weddings and receptions there.
There is a Pullman train car on the estate and a display about the Pullman Car Company. The tour guides there were extremely knowledgeable and able to answer any questions.
There is a wonderful gift shop
and it's filled with a lot of wonderful offerings such as Vermont cheese, honey and a wide variety of books.

Thank Bronxista
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Robert Todd Lincoln's house built in early 1900 and occupied by/lived in by 1905. The interior of the completed portions downstairs and upstairs is soothing with a back ground instrumental music ( kept across from the stair case) . Kept alive with private donations and charity. The gardens in the back of the house are well designed and appeal to the eyes while walking through them even in warm Oct 13th day,as well as from upstairs (sitting room).Large property ( now less than 500 acres) managed privately, with new section of agriculture being added.great place for children to learn history.

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