Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester

#1 of 76 in Museums in Vermont
Must see · Garden · Farm
Nestled in a scenic village, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home offers a glimpse into American history. The former summer home of Robert Lincoln, President Lincoln's eldest son, was completed in 1905 in the Georgian Revival style. The house was restored together with the outbuildings and gardens in 1978 when a non-profit organization bought the property. To learn more about the history of the place, watch the promotional video. Make the most of 19 km (12mi) of walking trails and visit the goat farm, teaching greenhouse, and the wooden Pullman palace car from 1903. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and many more Manchester attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Manchester trip site.
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  • This was much more than we expected. The train car, Goat Dairy and Dene farm were out of this world. The home and gardens were beautiful!  more »
  • Beautiful home in a beautiful setting. The docents were friendly & knowledgeable. Formal gardens on one side of the house. Lovely furnishings. There is a Pullman car on site next to a ramp where...  more »
  • The grounds were beautiful, as well as the house. Lots of paths to walk on and things to see. My kids loved the goats and the train on site as well.  more »
  • Hildene was an absolutely beautiful mansion. I truly enjoy history and was impressed with their background on Robert Lincoln. We enjoyed the guided tour of the home and the gardens. However, the speech at the Pullman car could be improved. I did not appreciate her historical context. Please state the facts from history without adding your opinion or becoming political. If you must be political, please post it on a sign and individuals can read it if they prefer. The town of Manchester was beautiful and the people were so friendly.
  • Beautiful grounds to take in some breathtaking views and history. Friendly and accommodating staff helped plan out a wonderful day at this gem in Manchester. There is also a Pullman luxury train car to walk through, which is rare to find. Fantastic experience, highly recommend if you're in the area.
  • The best! Amazing place! Atmosphere is just peaceful and nice! After this we love Vermont very much! Must visit place! Must! Summer time it’s just unbelievable! And gift shop very nice! So many interesting things there! And they taking care about bees 🐝😻🥰
  • What a nice place the staff was very knowledgeable a lot of information on Robert Lincoln. Beautiful restoration. It's $23. A person plus $7. For guided tour. So it adds up quick if you have a family of four.
  • An amazing story behind the preservation of a historic jewel in the Green Mountains. Abraham's only son raised his family here and has promoted much of his father's dedication to early education here. Fantastic gardens amd views. The staff is among the most accommodating I've encountered in my travels. I recommend you consider hosting your wedding party there. Tent and catering service is top notch for all functions.

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