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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-1788
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Must see if you are in the area

This is not a luxury mansion, as Robert Lincoln was most practical. The views are spectacular. It... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul R
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Canfield, Ohio
Tries to do a lot, and does much of it well

Don't expect the Biltmore. More a family-sized home able to entertain close friends. The grounds... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thom P
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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

This is not a luxury mansion, as Robert Lincoln was most practical. The views are spectacular. It is well worth walking or taking the shuttle down the hill to the restored Pullman car. The history learned here is more than you will be able to...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't expect the Biltmore. More a family-sized home able to entertain close friends. The grounds are extensive, and the current mgmt makes use of the land in many ways, offering nature and summer camps. The restored Pullman car is worth visiting, and if time allows,...More

Thank Thom P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a most wonderful visit to the Manchester area, and spent some time at Hildene. We opted to tour the home on our own, and there were many people available to answer questions and to give highlights on the main aspects. The guides were...More

Thank jooley56
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a wonderful afternoon on a sunny summer day exploring Hildene. In addition to the excellent house museum tour, the gardens, Pullman train car and hiking trails around the hilltop location were all very pleasant. Great views of the Green Mointains in one direction...More

Thank dangerFlorida
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous setting, and one of the more historically accurate house museums. A good education for an afternoon.

Thank AthenaHouston
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have lived less than 90 minutes from Hildene for over 25 years and had never been. After all the great reviews here, we took the plunge. The house was well kept, with very knowledgeable employees/volunteers. The grounds were beautiful, many gardens, views of several...More

Thank Debt518
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Hildene. The home is beautiful and between the tour guides and the information displayed in each room it was easy to understand the house and why it is important. We then used the tram car to take us to...More

Thank dgarforth
Reviewed 6 days ago

I attended a wedding on this property in August of 2017 and wish I had come earlier in the day to view more of the home's interior and historical notes. This is only one of several historical sites to be explored and enjoyed in Manchester,...More

Thank Wanderer2go
Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is amazing I loved the wood work in the Pullman car . House is beautiful as are the grounds. Great place to spend a few hours

Thank ljbal4
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a wonderful morning touring Lincoln's house and gardens. The Pullman Car should not be missed. The grounds are pristine and the docents very informative. We were pleased by the balanced history of the Pullman Company.

Thank Mikeb1Falmouth_MA
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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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