Each year Hildene's staff and volunteers welcome thousands of guests daily to the Lincoln home, grounds and walking trails. We can accommodate scheduled guided tours, self-guided tours, group tours and school groups. A new ramp funded in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts is located at the east end of the main house providing easier accessibility to the first floor for our physically challenged guests. You should allow approximately 3 to 4 hours for your visit.
Your visit includes a brief video presentation in the Welcome Center, a self-guided tour of Robert and Mary Lincoln's 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, Pullman car Sunbeam, Hildene Farm, and the exhibits.
1903 Pullman Palace Car Sunbeam Open to the Public
This is a site on the Vermont Afrtican American Heritage Trail and includes an exhibit, Many Voices, highlighting the paradox of Pullman Porters and the subsequent rise of the Black middle class.
Tours for the Visually Impaired
We also offer personal tours for the visually impaired by appointment. Please contact us in advance to schedule at 802 367-7961 or by email.
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.
Hours and Rates
Open Daily Year-round
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
All Guests Must Check In at the Welcome Center
Includes admission to Robert and Mary's home, gardens, Hildene Farm, Pullman car Sunbeam, Dene Farm and about 12 miles of walking trails.
$20/Adults - $5/Youth - Children under 6 & Members/Free
Self Guided Tours of Robert and Mary's Home (Included in General Admission)
9:30 - 4:30: Daily Year-round
Guided Tours of Robert and Mary's Home (Additional Fee)
June - September 18: 11:00am & 1:00pm
November - May: 1:00pm by Reservation
$7.50/Adults - $2/Youth - Children under 6 Free
(Guided Tours are not available September 18 - October 18)
To reserve a Guided Tour please call the Welcome Center at 802 367-7968
Tractor Drawn Wagon Rides (Additional Fee)
June - October: 2:00pm
$10/Adults - $5/Youth
To reserve a Wagon Ride please call the Welcome Center at 802 362.1788
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas (December 24, 25 & 26) and Easter
Please Note: We are a pet free campus. Thank you for understanding.
Mid-December to Mid-March
Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Weather Permitting
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Please click here for rates.
Group Tours are welcome year-round for groups of 20 or more. Advance reservations are required. For Group Tour rates, booking information and a reservations form, please click here or contact Paula Maynard by email or at 802 367-7961.
For school group rates and booking information please contact Diane Newton by email or 802 367-7965.