The Lincoln Family Home
Located on 400-acres in Manchester Village, the historic Lincoln estate is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or a fan of gorgeous architecture, Hildene offers amazing grounds and gardens, informative tours, historical exhibits, and a fabulous museum store and welcome center. Don’t miss “The Sunbeam“, a completely restored, 1903 Pullman car, a chance to tour the farm’s cheesemaking facility or a stroll through the Dene via floating boardwalk. Special events include “Celebration of the Peonies” from late-May through mid-June (thousands of flamboyant blooms in the formal garden) and a Victorian Christmas, when the entire estate is bedecked in holiday finery. Manchester’s most popular visitor destination, Hildene is a favorite of ours in every season. Not to miss!
- November 29th is “Museum Store Sunday” – museum stores globally celebrate, encouraging not-for-profit supporters to “Be a Patron” – that day we are offering 20% off all Hildene Farm product (including our very popular cheeses!).
- “Our Home for the Holidays” is our annual Open House in The Museum Store. December 5 – 7 (Sat – Mon) – we’re offering 20% storewide. These are the only days of the year that we offer a discount in the store.
- The home will be decorated for “Christmas Eve in 1912” as of December 5 and through January 1 – always a lovely time of year to visit. Although COVID is keeping us from offering our month-long calendar of live music in the home, it will still be a lovely sight for guests
"Intimate view of the Robert Todd Lincoln home. The home contains important Lincoln family artifacts including Abraham Lincoln's famous stovepipe hat that he wore to the Ford Theatre, as well as his life mask. You are also able to hike the beautiful grounds and visit the Pullman Car used by Robert Lincoln when he was President of the Pullman Company. The car, Sunbeam, was also used by Teddy Roosevelt as he traveled between Chicago and Milwaukee in October 1912 at the height of his campaign for President on the Bull-Moose ticket."Kris1230 (source)