Abraham Lincoln is one of the most influential and well-regarded presidents in our country’s history. Before his passing, Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln had one son, Robert, who eventually settled down in Manchester. Robert and his wife eventually built Hildene, their summer home, at the start of the 20th century, and it is now open for tours. Come see the Lincoln family home with an in-depth tour and plenty of activities.
A Variety of Tours
When you visit Hildene, you will have a variety of tours you can choose from. The most popular tour option is the Guided Tour. This tour package lets you explore Hildene, the surrounding grounds, and walking trails with a knowledgeable guide. If you are traveling in a large group, you can schedule a personal group tour in advance. Self-guided tours are perfect for those who want a little space and privacy as they explore this historic home. If you want additional information and views that are not offered in regular tours, you can even reserve a Behind the Scenes Tour. You will be shown restricted spaces and take a look into the important tasks that staff have in safeguarding this important home. Finally, go further out into the surrounding grounds with the Backpack Program, which allows you to explore the 412 acres on which Hildene sits.
The winter season is one of the best times of year to visit Hildene. Enjoy the 12 miles of walking trails with a snowshoe adventure across the grounds. Cross country ski and snowshoe rentals are available on site, so you do not have to bring your own!
Your Special Day at Hildene
If you are looking for somewhere to host your next special event, specifically a wedding, make sure you consider Hildene. There is no place more magical to tie the knot than the site of Lincoln’s legacy. You will be surrounded by the beautiful Vermont wilderness for views that must be seen to be believed.
You can find the historic Hildene located at 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT 05254. Call 800-578-1788 for wedding venue pricing and additional details. Hildene is open every day of the year with the exception of Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Killington is Waiting
Hildene is just one of the many incredible attractions waiting for you near Killington. Explore our many vacation rentals in the area and starting planning for your stay. Our luxury amenities and spacious floor plans make it easy to relax in peace and comfort. Call our rental agents today and see which Killington rental is perfect for you.