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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Family visit to Hildene

Hildene, the Robert Todd Lincoln home, is a must visit when you travel to southern Vermont! The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Decorated for XMAS & learned more about the Pullman Train cars

Visited the Home and grounds the first weekend of December. The house was decorated for Christmas... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 11 November 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 9 November 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
1  Thank Stephanietravelsalot
Reviewed 7 November 2018

It was totally the American Dream, how Lincoln himself lived in a one room cabin whereas his son lived in a HUGE mansion.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Supportive
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Great place for history lovers. You get to see the son of Lincoln's family summer home and gardens and more. All the furnishings are in place and there is also Lincoln's hat and bible there. You can tour about at your own speed. We went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank keesaycr
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful grounds in a stunning situation. We would recommend you visit for a tour of the house and a stroll in the gardens. Enjoyed it very much, it just needs a tea room please!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 3 November 2018

let me start by saying what a gorgeous place never even knew it existed. The home is filled with original furnishings which are unbelievable and the gardens oh my . Wish we would have seen them in blossom but oh well just have to go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cici S
22 October 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
2 July 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
21 June 2018|
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Response from Barbara W | Reviewed this property |
No served food. Beverages and snack items were for sale in the Welcome Center.