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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

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Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: +1 802-362-1788
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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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History Restored

We learned SOOO much with our visit to HILDENE. But what may make HILDENE more interesting is the Community Based Society which "saved" Hildene, restored it to glory, and manages... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Worcester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We learned SOOO much with our visit to HILDENE. But what may make HILDENE more interesting is the Community Based Society which "saved" Hildene, restored it to glory, and manages its use/marketing so that it will endure for YOU to visit. HILDENE is a wonderful stop on your trip to VERMONT. Enjoy your visit !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the summer home of Lincoln's only surviving son, Robert Todd Lincoln. Lincoln had four sons and all but one died at early ages. Robert built this home in 1905 and lived here until his death in 1926. Robert's last surviving child died in 1975, ending the Lincoln line. None of Robert's children had children. The house is filled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hildene is a must see spot in Southern Vermont, I've driven by the entrance for years and finally had the time to explore it's charming grounds and mansion. I opted to take the guided tour for a little extra money and am I glad we did! We lucked out to get Eric as our tour guide and he was EXCELLENT!!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. We love to visit historic places and Hildene is definitely a favorite now. With many historic places still closed in spring, we were thrilled Hildene was open for touring. You can tour the home on your own pace, look into every room without a docent. Everything is immaculate. The grounds were beautiful, even in the rain,... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breathtaking views - so much authenticity inside - the small square on the lawn as you enter the home represents Abe Lincoln's home - what a contrast!

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must see estate of Abraham Lincoln's son. Beautiful views amazing mansion. Staff are knowledgeable. Must see Pullman train car and 12 Miles of trails on 400 acres

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Crown Point, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this mansion and property is a great way to spend a couple of hours. The house has been left largely like it was when President Abraham Lincoln's son lived in it. The hikes are beautiful and the goat farm is unique. Loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hildene, the home of President Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert, is a beautiful house with a lovely garden, a fascinating little observatory structure, a Pullman car, trails, and farm – something for everyone. Tickets are purchased at the building near the parking lot. From there, visitors are free to see the many areas of Hildene at their own pace in any... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the summer home of Abraham Lincoln's oldest son. Make sure you check into the visitors center, they offer a lot of neat gifts/souvenirs at fair prices. Also, absolutely take the short hike to see the Pullman Train, it is REALLY interesting. The tour of the house is $20 pp, walking on the trails is free. The grounds are... More 

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HildeneLaine, Manager at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, responded to this review

Management Clarification - Admission to our entire site is $20 pp for adults and $5 pp for children. Admission includes access to the house, Pullman car, Hildene Farm and the walking trails. Admission to the grounds and trails is not free. We are a 501 (c)(3) non profit institution and admission fees generate revenue to help maintain our entire 412... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at a nearby Manchester Inn. Beautiful fall day to visit...had the place to almost to ourselves The docent in the house and pullman car were knowledgeable. Beautiful grounds, history and views.

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