Each year Hildene welcomes tens of thousands of guests to the Lincoln home, restored Pullman car, Hildene Farm and walking trails. All venues on the estate are included in your general admission and can be accessed on foot at your own pace. We offer self-guided tours, scheduled guided tours of the house, Behind the Scenes Archive Tour and motorcoach group tours and school group tours.
You should allow approximately 3 to 6 hours for your visit.
Robert Lincoln, the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood, built his ancestral home in 1905. It was only occupied by the Lincoln family until 1975.
The formal garden boasts a thousand peony blooms, many from the original plants which date back to 1908. The Rowland Agricultural Center at Hildene Farm houses our cheese making facility and is home to a herd of Nubian goats, whose milk is used to produce our goat cheese. 2011 marked the arrival of the 1903 Pullman Palace car, Sunbeam.
We also offer excellent educational opportunities for children. From our school programs to summer camps, our staff engages youngsters in subjects including agriculture, natural science and history. For more information on Hildene please contact us, we would love you hear from you.