Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Each year Hildene’s staff and volunteers welcome thousands of guests daily to the Lincoln home, grounds and walking trails.

House Visits
Your visit includes a brief video in the Welcome Center, a self-guided tour of the Lincoln home, listening to the 1,000-pipe Aeolian organ and access to the Hoyt Formal Garden. You’ll also want to visit the Cutting and Kitchen Gardens, the observatory, Hildene Farm, and the exhibits. Guided Tours are offered at noon each summer day, by appointment at other times and on occasion when docents are available.

Be sure and visit the 1903 Pullman Palace Car Sunbeam which opened to the public in August, 2011

Grounds, Walking Trails and Farm
Don’t forget to visit the gardens, grounds, walking trails and farm, all easy walks from the Welcome Center. You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds but we ask that for your and our animal’s safety you do not take food to the farm.


Something old and something new is a wedding tradition at Hildene. Breathtaking views of the Battenkill Valley and surrounding mountains – set on the grounds and in the gardens of the Lincolns’ historic estate. For information and a wedding package, contact Wedding Director Sheila Burks who will introduce you to our Exclusive Wedding Team; [email protected].

(802) 367-1144


1005 Hildene Rd
Manchester Center, Vermont 05255