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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

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Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
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+1 802-362-1788
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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Historic home of Robert Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd...

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.

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Hildene

Great place to visit for both children and adults! Really loved the property and the people are very nice. Very interesting and quite informative.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit for both children and adults! Really loved the property and the people are very nice. Very interesting and quite informative.

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Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

love this place; make sure to go during kidding season-play with goats and visit Lincoln's stove pipe hat all in the same place

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Hildene in Mid-April. The house and grounds were absolutely gorgeous. If you are in the area, check out this impressive home and piece of American history. That being said, it's not worth a trip on its own. I did the self guided tour which left a lot of holes in my understanding. They did have a knowledgeable guide... More 

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Thank Natnik99
Lousiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the guided tour of the house and self tour of the beautiful grounds. Allow for about 2-3 hours.

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Thank alostyankee
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An outstanding visit. The House and the restored Pullman car were a real eye opener. The gardens were beautiful and the livestock very interesting.

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MetroNY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Hildene on a sunny day in late March. Good videos at the Welcome Center providing introduction to the site. Only self-guided tours were available, but very good plaques and knowledgeable individuals who greeted us at the home and Sunbeam Pullman car were very helpful. Great way to spend a couple of hours in the Manchester area.

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HildeneLaine, Vice President/Creative Director at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, responded to this review

Dear actuarytep, I'm sorry you weren't aware that in the winter, there is a guided tour available in the afternoon at the house and two during the summer. The Pullman car, Sunbeam is guided all of the time. Did you visit late in the day? More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Beautiful house, beautiful, stunning grounds and vistas! Would visit again in a heartbeat! Great pre-film, then tour introduction with an incredible organ in the foyer, then you can walk the house and grounds at your leisure. So enjoyable!

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Albany
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you have any interest in Lincoln history this is a must do. Our guide Catherine was terrific and very informative.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I love history and beautiful views so this place was perfect. The drive down the long road was a little muddy due to wet weather earlier in the week so be careful if you have a car. Our SUV was fine on the road. Parking is free and you walk into the welcome center which also is a shop/ has... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We loved touring the home and grounds of this gorgeous estate.The house has a large organ, which still plays today. The docent had the organ play the same songs that the Lincoln's would have listened to during their time at Hildene. We loved that they had Abraham Lincoln's stovepipe hat on display--probably one of the most well-known hats in history!... More 

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