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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-1788
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Learned so much...

...about the Lincoln Family and why there are no longer Abe descendants. I also had no idea this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leslie D
China Spring, Texas
via mobile
Whatever happened to Abraham Lincoln's son?

I never knew this estate existed, and I often wondered about Lincoln's surviving son. We were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dover, New Hampshire
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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, teaching greenhouse and cross-country skiing in winter.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-1788
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

...about the Lincoln Family and why there are no longer Abe descendants. I also had no idea this place existed until I read a Vermont guide book. If you're lucky- an elderly gentlemen named Don will be your 'guide'. SO knowledgable and charming. The grounds...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I never knew this estate existed, and I often wondered about Lincoln's surviving son. We were visiting friends in VT who thought we would enjoy a tour. They were right. The tour begins at the Welcome Center where you can pick up a shuttle which...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The Hildene House was a surprising treat. I highly recommend taking the guided tour, which is extra and only offered a couple of times a day. We saw truly wonderful artifacts of both Robert Lincoln's family and Abraham Lincoln as well. There is a nice...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a large estate. Make sure to allow enough time to see everything. The history within the house is marvelous as most of the items are actually owned by the Lincolns.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely historical venture. Any negatives on this venue are unfounded. For 20 dollars each adult you get a tram ride to each location (or you can walk, beautiful paths and foliage). Yes, if someone else has paid for a private guided tour they ask...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Hildene is so worth the trip! What a great old beautiful house "summer cottage" of the Lincoln family. It sits up on a hill overlooking a beautiful valley surrounded by Vt Mountains. The formal gardens behind the house are beautiful- in season. We loved...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous home with interesting history. Don't miss President Lincoln's top hat and mirror. Goat farm was a favorite with our eight-year-old but she was equally fascinated with pipe organ and the old refrigerator in the home. The gift shop had a wonderful selection of things...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my tour of Hildene. It was conducted by a very knowledgeable guide who happily answered questions and who left plenty of time to self-tour its public areas and its small internal museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost skipped this tour, and are we ever glad we visited! This home of Robert Lincoln, son of Abe, boasts its original furnishings and is maintained lovingly by local volunteers. We happened to visit in early June, when the garden was at its peak,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are gardeners, so we enjoyed looking over the active kitchen gardens and the antique gardening tools in the outbuilding. We also enjoyed the goat farm, as we are thinking of raising goats ourselves. The view from the edge of the English garden is awesome....More

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Questions & Answers
15 June 2017
Response from HildeneLaine | Property representative
Yes, the admission gives you access to all of our 412 acres, each venue and our over 12 miles of walking trails.
15 June 2017
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Response from HildeneLaine | Property representative
No, I am sorry, we are a pet free property.
18 October 2016
Response from Mer986 | Reviewed this property
Yes they can