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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-1788
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Beautiful Home and Grounds

There is a lot to see on this expansive property. The home is beautiful and is filled with many... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Kathy H
Oceanport, New Jersey
A must see

Stopped here on way to Mt. Equinox. Located in beautiful location. Home is surrounded by views of... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Shillington, Pennsylvania
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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
+1 802-362-1788
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

There is a lot to see on this expansive property. The home is beautiful and is filled with many family photos and original furnishings. The surrounding gardens, dairy and Pullman car are worth a see as well. There is a lot of walking, but a...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on way to Mt. Equinox. Located in beautiful location. Home is surrounded by views of nearby mountain ranges. Visiting in the fall made it even better. Home and property are well maintained. Stop by the nice visitor center then walk to the home...More

1  Thank Richard8102
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The location is fantastic, the grounds beautiful and if you happen to visit in fall like we did - the colors around you makes you feel drunk. Otherwise it is not a real historic place although many people are mistaken to think that Abraham Lincoln...More

2  Thank meitardafna
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Staying in Williamstown we went back into Vermont for this excellent half day. Volunteers on hand to help and inform from when you go in with the intro films and up into the house The grounds offer a visit to the Pullman Car, the goat...More

Thank Childwall56
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We drove from Bennington VT to Manchester which is a very nice 30 minute ride to the Hildene estate. The setting is beautiful,especially in October,with colorful mountains all around the home. The welcome center shows a good video about the home and Robert Todd Lincoln....More

1  Thank Linda I
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The staff and volunteers here are very helpful and informative. Be sure and watch both films in the visitors center to learn about the history of this mansion and it's family. The gardens and grounds offer a panoramic view and there are over 12 miles...More

Thank srh7009
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great property. The home by it self is worth the visit. There is so much to see and do there that it would take a day to see it all. Make the journey and you will sure be happy you did.

Thank JREMKE54
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth a stop if one is in the area the home is beautifully presented and very well kept. A wonderful piece of American history. The grounds are beautiful as well once one is beyond the car park full of ugly buses.

Thank Jelswiss
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The house is interesting, without being breathtaking. There is also a short movie that gives context. The Pullman coach is worth a walk through, but seriously takes only 5 minutes. All in all an hour and a half is plenty time to spend here.

1  Thank pafuri
Reviewed 21 October 2016

But it looks like his son, Robert, just stepped out for a minute. The highlight was his dad's stovepipe hat which is now back here from it's loan to the Smithsonian. Along with the hall mirror he might have looked into just before leaving for...More

Thank Paul H
HildeneLaine, Owner at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Dear Paul, Glad you enjoyed your visit and President Lincoln's stovepipe hat. We just want to clarify several of the points you made. Our hat has not been to the Smithsonian - although they own one of the three still in existence. We own one...More

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