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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-1788
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History buff and finally made the trip to Hildene

I have studied Abe Lincoln for many years and also knew of this place called Hildene his son's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nazkar14
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Manchester, New Hampshire
Loved this stop!

Allow about half day to fully enjoy the site. The guided tour of the house is wonderful and welll... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bolild
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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 yesterday

I have studied Abe Lincoln for many years and also knew of this place called Hildene his son's estate and family home. The 2 1/2 hour drive from Manchester NH to Manchester Vt. was worth it. The grounds are just beautiful and the tour of...More

Thank nazkar14
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Allow about half day to fully enjoy the site. The guided tour of the house is wonderful and welll worth the fee. The grounds and gardens immediately surrounding the house are beautiful and provide incredible views. The Pullman car is interesting. Nothing is more adorable...More

Thank bolild
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I came here expecting a history lesson on President Lincoln, but since it was his sons home it really was focused on his achievements and family history. The grounds are beautifully kept, the staff was very friendly and the views of the valley are very...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn't know anything about the son of President and Mary Todd Lincoln and gained that history at our visit to his home in Manchester. A gracious home and lovely property along with the ability to view a restored Pullman car.... showing how the wealthy...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 3 days ago

mix a bit interesting history with the visits to Manchester's outlet stores with a stop here. Hildene will inform you about the son of Abe, who was a Capitan of industry in his own right, at a very interesting time of American's industrial growth.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful old home which is well maintained and sits on property with awesome mountain views! The formal gardens behind the home are amazing! We enjoyed seeing the Pullman car and learning the history of its use.

1  Thank mfspears
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the house beautiful but the view around the house is breathtaking. The artifacts were great especially Lincoln's hat and the safe. We almost missed the safe but luckily we didn't. The volunteers do such a great job of taking care of the...More

Thank Londa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the house is nice, the real star is the grounds and the breathtaking view of the mountains and valleys. I also enjoyed visiting the goat farm. I was pleased to see the Pullman exhibit discusses the plight of the African-Americans who served as porters...More

Thank SqueakyPeanut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to Hildene, pay the extra money for the private house tour. It is worth it. And don't miss out on the goat farm. We were there on a Sunday and didn't get to see them making cheese, but would like to go...More

Thank Gwynne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to Hildene is a wonderful way to spend a day. The history of the house is amazing- so many artifacts and the guides are very knowledgable. The grounds are great. You can wander the gardens and go down to the goat farm and...More

Thank MikeInVermont
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vjr09
9 August 2017|
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Response from HildeneLaine | Property representative |
Youth is 6 to 14.
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whyme2
15 June 2017|
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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
15 June 2017|
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Response from HildeneLaine | Property representative |
No, I am sorry, we are a pet free property.
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