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 opening are based on that priority and are in keeping with all state and federal recommendations and CDC Guidelines. Although restrictions have been lifted, regulations are subject to change. Please visit for the latest info on travel restrictions:

CURRENT GUEST ACCESS INCLUDES: Robert & Mary's home (capacity 60, mask required for those not fully vaccinated); the Pullman platform and its "Many Voices" exhibit (masks encouraged); gardens & trails; The Museum Store (capacity 20, mask required for those not fully vaccinated); and observation hallway at the Goat Dairy (interior corridors require masking for those not fully vaccinated).

SPECIAL TOURS: due to distancing guidelines, we cannot offer Guided Tours of the Home or Archives at this time. Guided Tours of the gardens are available by reservation only through October. Please visit our Calendar, HERE, for more info.


•    Guest transportation is currently UNAVAILABLE
•    LIMITED restrooms are available
•    Trail maps and other paper materials will not be distributed, however mapping is posted
•    Please observe social distancing guideline of 6’ or more when indoors
•    ALL guests are asked to wear masks indoors if they have not been fully vaccinated, including at: The Museum Store, home, Pullman platform, Goat Dairy and Greenhouse
•    Do not enter the property if you are exhibiting signs or symptoms of respiratory illness or infection



Are there special Holiday hours?
Hildene will be closed on November 25, 2021; December 25, 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?
All 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:

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:


Hours and Admission

Open Daily Year-round.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Currently limited hours and days: Thursday - Monday, 10am and 4:30pm (gates close).
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.


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