COVID-19 UPDATE: Please consult Hildene's guidelines for current hours and operational details. The health and safety of our guests, staff, and farm animals are paramount. Decisions regarding COVID-19 protocols are based on that priority and are in keeping with state and federal recommendations as well as CDC Guidelines. Although restrictions have been lifted, regulations are subject to change. Please visit healthvermont.gov for the latest info on travel restrictions:

https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19/traveling-vermont


CURRENT GUEST ACCESS INCLUDES: Robert & Mary's home (capacity 60, masks optional); the Pullman platform and its "Many Voices" exhibit (masks optional); gardens & trails; The Museum Store (capacity 20, masks optional); observation hallway at the Goat Dairy (masks optional), and Greenhouse and animal barn in the dene (masks optional).

SPECIAL TOURS: Guided tours of the Lincoln family home (11 AM, Thursday - Monday, by reservation only) REQUIRE THE USE OF MASKS. This 45-minute tour offers an intimate look at the Lincoln family and their daily life at Hildene. Prior registration of at least 48 hours in advance, is required. Capacity: 10 persons. Cost is $7.50 per person in addition to regular admission. For additional questions or to book your tour, please contact us at tours@hildene.org or call at 802-362-1788.

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:

•    Guest transportation is currently UNAVAILABLE
•    LIMITED restrooms are available
•    Please observe social distancing guidelines
•    Masks are currently OPTIONAL
•    Do not enter the property if you are exhibiting signs or symptoms of respiratory illness or infection

 

FAQ:

Are there special Holiday hours?
Hildene will be closed on November 25, 2021; December 24 - 26, 2021; and April 17, 2022.  Otherwise, see "Current Hours of Operation" above.

May I purchase tickets in advance?
Tickets to visit Hildene are available upon arrival. We are not able to accept advanced reservations at this time. Capacity limits will be determined by available parking.

May I take a guided tour?
Hildene venues and exhibits are designed to be self-guided. There are knowledgeable docents available to provide guests with an introduction as well as to answer questions during their visit. For information on our seasonal guided wagon rides or garden tours, please contact our programming director: stephanie@hildene.org. Find additional info on Guided Tours of the home HERE.

May I bring a picnic?
Hildene encourages folks to take advantage of our designated picnic area located near the Welcome Center - outside food is welcomed in (carry in - carry out; or, please use provided garbage and recycle receptacles). The Museum Store is also stocked with an array of Hildene cheeses, local snack foods, treats, and cold beverages.

May I pet the animals?
Current guidelines allow petting of animals, although no hands/fingers in mouths. Sanitize hands before and after contact, please.

Please remember that Hildene is a pet free, idle free, and tobacco free campus. Contact us with questions: 802-367-7968, or email: themuseumstore@hildene.org

 

Hours and Admission

Current Hours: Thursday - Monday, 10am and 4:30pm (gates close).
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and December 24, 25, 26.

All guests must check in and pay admission at the Welcome Center.

General Admission

Includes Self-Guided tours of Robert and Mary's home, gardens, Hildene Farm, Pullman car Sunbeam, Dene Farm and about 12 miles of walking trails.


$23/Adults - $6/Youth (6 to 16) - Children 5 yrs and under & Members/Free
2ND DAY ADMISSION (with receipt): $7/Adults & Youth (6 to 16)- Children under 6 & Members/Free

Group Tours

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 Eileen Laverty by email or at 802.367.7961.

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.

Mid-December to Mid-March

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Weather Permitting.  
10 am to 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE for more info on winter sports.

MORE LINKS:

Hildene Accessibility Guide

Map of our campus

Guest Survey - Tell us how we did!

Please note:
We are a pet free, idle free and smoke free campus. Thank you for understanding.