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“Do not miss this historic site”

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Ranked #1 of 29 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.
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Do not miss this historic site”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Have now visited Hildene 5 or 6 times over 20 years. It is a remarkably beautiful and historic site--not to be missed when in the Manchester, Vt., area or in the Berkshires, generally. They continue to improve the grounds. In the past few years a wonderful visitor center and a restored Pullman car were added. It's worth the trip just for the view of the mountains surrounding this incredible estate.

Visited July 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“History”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

3 different venues---house, goat farm and elite train car. My granddaughter loved it. You could go all over the house.

Visited July 2014
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful House in wonderful location”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The house was great we had the guided tour and our tour guide was good and gave a lot of information about the home and the family. There is a goat farm and also a pullman and lots of walks to enjoy whilst you are there. A must if you visit Manchester!

Visited July 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Wow, what a view!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Easy to do the self guided tour and gain a glimpse of life of the Lincoln family post 1864. The home is beautifully maintained and the view, one in a million. It is easy to see why it is a hot wedding venue!

Visited July 2014
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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“Something for everyone”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We spent an interesting half day at Hildene. It is wonderful that this interesting old home has been saved.
The house is lovely, with many original furnishings. The gardens are not huge, but are in excellent condition.
Robert Lincoln was president of the Pullman Car company, and there is a beautifully restored Pullman car on the grounds.
There is also a small goat milking operation on the grounds. You can watch the milking if you are there at the proper time. The manager of the herd is very enthusiastic and fun to talk to. Th There is a very nice visitor center and gift shop. I purchased some of the excellent goat cheese.

Visited July 2014
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