Group Tours & Fees
Group Tours are welcome year-round at Hildene. Advance reservations are required. For group tour rates, booking information and a reservation form, please click here or contact Paula Maynard by email or 802 367-7961.
Whether yours is a group of 10 or a motorcoach of 55, from the arrival at the Welcome Center, a restored turn of the century carriage barn to the new Rowland Agricultural Center at Hildene Farm, your guests will experience first hand the family’s legacy through its home, history, gardens, working landscape, farm, and ongoing preservation efforts.
For booking information, tour rates, specialty options or to reserve a date for a group visit, please click here to contact the Group Tour Coordinator, or call 802.367.7961.
Tours include the Lincoln family home and carriage barn, the Cutting and Kitchen Gardens, The American Ideal: Abraham Lincoln and the Second Inaugural exhibit, and the Hoyt Formal Garden, weather permitting. Tours are self-guided with assistance from interpreters. The 12:00 pm tour is guided, however, tours at other times of the day may be arranged upon request with at least two week’s advance notice of your visit.
Use of Hildene’s post and beam lunch pavilion may be reserved in advance when available for a fee of $25. A list of local eateries that provide pre-ordered bag lunches is available on request.
A DVD of the 6 minute Hildene introduction video, usually seen in the Welcome Center, is available for viewing on the motor coach prior to arrival at Hildene. The $5 fee is refundable when the DVD is returned to the Welcome Center at the time of your visit.
$12 per person for groups of 20 or more. (Regular admission is $16.00 per person.) Tour leader and driver are complimentary.
$5 per person, per optional add-on activity - A minimum of 10 participants per activity is required.
Payment by cash, check, or major credit card is due upon arrival at Hildene. Please contact Paula Maynard by email or at 802 367-7961.
Many have expressed an interest in remaining on property for lunch in the beautiful surroundings of The Lincoln Family Home when you are here for your next visit. Our post and beam picnic pavilion made from timber harvested right here on Hildene’s 412 acre estate is located adjacent to our newly renovated Welcome Center. The pavilion must be reserved in advance and is on a first come, first served basis. Picnic tables are also available outside on a non-reserved basis and also first come, first served. Please click below for a list of local eateries you may pre- order bag lunches from. They also provide delivery to Hildene.
Each year Hildene's staff and volunteers welcome thousands of guests to the Lincoln home.