Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester

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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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  • Hildene is a wonderful site to visit with a fascinating history. The visitor center has a great gift shop and offers food to purchase for an on site picnic. The house is lovely and the welcoming...  more »
  • Wonderful location. House and grounds are kept very well. Guides very nice and knowledgable. We enjoyed our visit very much.  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.

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