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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-1788
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A step back in time

We enjoyed our trip to Hildane immensely. It was $20 each but well worth the expense because of the... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Ginny B
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A really special house tour!

I've now seen a number of houses of significance: Hyde Park, Val-kill, Sagamore Hill, Vanderbilt... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
RevL05
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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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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.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to Hildane immensely. It was $20 each but well worth the expense because of the variety of exhibits. We saw the goat farm and cheese making facility, the restored Pullman car and the Lincoln home and gardens. We were grateful for...More

Thank Ginny B
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I've now seen a number of houses of significance: Hyde Park, Val-kill, Sagamore Hill, Vanderbilt Mansion, Gould Mansion, and Olana among them. This is clearly the most luxurious and well-appointed (five bathrooms, for example. Given the fact that it is summer, it is unexpectedly cool...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Attended at wedding at Hildene. The site took my breath away. Formal gardens behind the mansion lead to a stone-walled lookout where you look probably 1000 feet to farms nestled in the valley below. While we were there a brief sun shower produced a double...More

Thank m0uthful
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had no idea what to expect at Hildene, but many people told us it is a must see. It is! The house lets you almost feel what it was like for The Lincoln family to live there. They put a lot of themselves into...More

Thank mommak201
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was my third visit to Hildene, although i had not been for some years. I wanted to visit again and show a friend the lovely formal gardens with all of their peonies in full bloom. I also enjoy the historic house, home of Robert...More

Thank Bear59
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I have wanted to drive up Mt. Equinox for years and never got to it. While traveling home from Massachusetts, we drove an hour out of our way to visit Mt. Equinox and thought that we might as well see Hildene as long as we...More

Thank mrmisrule
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Our first time in this area and we were quite pleased to spend part of it at this wonderful historic facility. The home itself is quite interesting as is the history of Robert Todd Lincoln and his family. The museum store had something for everyone...More

Thank KYEmptynesters
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We paid the extra $7.50 per person for the guided tour and it was worth it. Eric our tour guide gave us great insight and information regarding the family and the home. We packed a picnic lunch and had a nice break in the shade...More

Thank Thyme8
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This home and gardens are stunningly beautiful and yet graced with a simple elegance. Many wonderful historic objects that relate to the Lincoln family and guides to explain not only the major points of the tour but, offer interesting and little known tid-bits as well....More

Thank Irene S
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Very pleasant experience with friendly, informative, and enthusiastic staff and docents. Easy to spend a whole day; bring a picnic lunch--there are plenty of places to enjoy the scenery and eat. In their gift shop they sell cheese made at their own dairy--delicious. The highlight...More

Thank emilee l
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vjr09
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Response from HildeneLaine | Property representative |
Youth is 6 to 14.
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whyme2
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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.
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whyme2
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Response from HildeneLaine | Property representative |
No, I am sorry, we are a pet free property.
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