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“Beautiful Home and View”

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.
Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 grounds. The many varieties of flowers were all beautiful. If you have extra time, spend it by hiking on the various trails around the house. You will enjoy the views.

Thank Londa S
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

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 in the cars. The gift shop is also great! I highly recommend a visit here!

Thank SqueakyPeanut
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

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 back and see that in process.

Thank Gwynne M
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

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 the Dene. All is walkable and they have trams also. You must see the Pullman car and learn about its history. We will definitely visit again.

Thank MikeInVermont
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

i took a tour which was an additional 7.50 over the 20 bucks admission. erik , my tour guide, and the property manager gave me a superb tour. he kept to the 50 minutes time cut off and filled me in with my share of american history and the downton abbey'esque style of living in those days. i particularly enjoyed the piano room with the pipes which made sure everyone in the house would not miss the music spectacle. the flower garden is rather picturesque. the kitchen was also quaint with the knife sharpener, the butlers room, the coffeemachine and the enunciator.

strongly recommend you ask for erik if you opt for a tour!

Thank V o
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