Choose Your Membership Level

Discover Something New With Every Visit!

Individual $65                                          
• Membership benefits for 1 person (does not include NARM or AHS benefits)
• 2 single-use guest passes

Household $125                                          
• Membership benefits for 2 adults in the same household & their children or grandchildren under 16
• Early registration and reduced rates for children’s summer camps 
• NARM & AHS reciprocal admissions benefits 
• 4 single-use guest passes

Enhanced Membership Offers More!

Contributing $250                                          
All the benefits of Household PLUS 
• Private golf cart tour for up to 5 people 
• 4 more single-use guest passes, 8 total 

Supporting $500                                          
All the benefits of Household PLUS 
• Private golf cart tour for up to 5 people 
• Invitation to the annual Garden Party 
• 6 more single-use guest passes, 10 total

Ambassador $1,000                                          
All the benefits of Household PLUS 
• Private golf cart tour for up to 5 people 
• Invitation to the annual Garden Party 
• Private guided tour of The Lincoln Family Home for up to 10 people 
• 8 more single-use guest passes, 12 total


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Golf Cart Tours at Hildene

Golf Cart Tours

Join us for this very popular enhanced member benefit: a private golf cart tour of the entire Hildene property for you and 4 guests. This is a fantastic outing to explore all that Hildene has to offer. Invite friends, neighbors, or family to see the entirety of Hildene while we talk about the amazing things happening in all corners of the property.   

The Annual Garden party at Hildene

Annual Garden Party

Another very popular enhanced member benefit: the Garden Party, planned for June 14th in the Formal Garden. Join cherished longtime friends and wonderful new ones to marvel at the beauty of our gardens full of fragrant peony blooms while enjoying specialty cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. This event is by invitation only and RSVPs are required. 

Private tours of Hildene

Private Tours

A new enhanced member benefit at the Ambassador Level: an exclusive, private experience of the Lincoln Family Home for you and up to eight guests. Plan to spend an hour and a half with one of our docents who will provide an in-depth tour of the family home, including the Peggy Beckwith Exhibit. 


All Membership Levels Have Great Benefits!

• Unlimited, year-round admission during regular hours of operation 
• Complimentary single-use guest passes 
• Early access days  
• Member walks & monthly guided nature walks
• Reduced rates for select workshops, programs, and events 
• 10% off at The Museum Store  
• Hildene’s digital newsletter
• Reciprocal Benefits (for Household level and above) 
NARM: Free or reduced admission to over 1,300 North American Reciprocal Museums. 
AHS: Free or reduced admission to over 345 American Horticulture Society gardens and arboreta. 


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“With so much to do at Hildene, a membership is worth it!  Our daughter got married at Hildene 20 years ago and our grandkids went to the amazing summer camps. We love supporting this gem in our community.” — Barb Bellino

The Details

• Membership cards and complimentary single-use guest passes will be delivered via the mail.
• Additional guests accompanying you must present a single-use guest pass or pay admission.  
• Annual membership timeline runs June 1 to May 31 of the following year. Memberships purchased after January 1 are valid through May 31 of the following year.
• Always visit for up-to-date information – including programs and events – before visiting. 
• Connect with us via Facebook and Instagram to stay current with our initiatives.
• For our Members Only Early Access Days: guests are welcome to accompany a member with the use of the member’s complimentary single-use guest pass(es) or the accompanying guest(s) may pay full admission price. No guest passes will be accepted without a member present.
• Please contact the membership office with any questions at 802-367-7964.
• Prefer to mail in the membership form?  Download Here    

“Our private golf cart tour was wonderful and was such a great way to learn so much about all the different areas of Hildene!” — Kate and Marty Hersham

“Friends joined me for the private house tour. We learned so much more about Lincoln, his family, and Hildene than we ever had touring on our own. It was very special. And it just feels good to give the extra support!” — David Nurnberger


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Friends of Hildene, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, owns and maintains this magnificent estate.