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“A Nice Historic House Visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Ranked #1 of 25 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.
Beverly MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A Nice Historic House Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2006

Hildene, the home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only surviving son of President Abraham Lincoln, is well worth a visit. The location is conveniently near downtown Manchester VT, yet feels out in the country. The staff is welcoming, and tours are constant--with choice of "on your own" or guided. This no-waiting policy makes it convenient for those on a schedule. Robert Lincoln was president and chairman of the Pullman train car company, and the house reflects his business interests as well as family history. This is an early 20th century house, so many visitors will have a "grandma had one of those" experience. The gardens were in full bloom during our August visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2006

We have visited Hildene three or four times over the course of the 15 years of visits to Manchester.
All the visits have been delightful, with new tidbits about the Lincoln family shared each time. The grounds are spectacular and we have even had an autumn picnic under an apple tree. Memorable!

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