Historic Hildene Tour

Celebrate the Peonies

...of 1864 when he came to meet up with his mother and younger brother Tad.  Decades later Robert returned to purchase the land where he built his ancestral home in 1905; he and wife Mary called it Hildene..Abraham Lincoln did not visit Vermont, and neither he nor Mrs. Lincoln lived to see Hildene.  Decades after Robert's first visit to Manchester, he returned to purchase hundreds of acres of land upon which to build what he would call his ancestral home.  Built in 1905, Robert and his wife Mary, called their stately new home Hildene (the word combines phrases that mean "hill and valley with a stream").

Visit anytime of year, with our Hildene Historic package added, while making your room reservation, or with the purchase of our discounted Guest Tickets after arrival (regular-priced admission tickets available at the Welcome Center at Hildene).  In addition to visiting the authentically preserved home, see the restored Pullman Sunbeam train car, goat dairy and Dene Farm.  Hike the miles of walking trails or take the tram. In June, the Celebration of Peonies is a sight to behold!  During the winter holiday season, the house is exquisitely decorated as it would have been for the family so many years ago.  After exploring all of the Hildene property, enter the jam-packed Museum Shop where you can purchase goat cheese made from Hildene goats' milk, Vermont-made products, relevant books and many other gifts.  The shop is especially festive during the holidays.  Call us at 802-362-2739 to make your reservation and add the Historic Hildene package at that time to receive up to two Hildene admission tickets.  If you book on our website, add a note about adding the Hildene Historic package in the 'additional comments' section.  If you require more than two Hildene tickets you may purchase them for the discounted price of $17 per ticket.

Current rate plus tax and gratuity.  Not valid with any other offer and/or discount.  The rate is dependent on the day of the week, time of year, type of room and availability.  The Hildene Historic package is not available when booking on any site other than the official Manchester View website.