COVID-19 UPDATE: Please consult the guidelines here for hours and operational details; our regular hours and operations do not reflect the current standards. The health and safety of our guests, staff, and farm animals are paramount; all decisions regarding opening are based on that priority and in keeping with all state and federal recommendations and CDC Guidelines. Although restrictions have been lifted, in the event of a change visit for info on any future 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).

CURRENT HOURS of OPERATION: currently limited hours and days. Please visit us Thursday - Monday, 10am and 4:30pm (gates close).

ADMISSION RATES: $23 adults, $6 youth (6 - 16yrs), 5yrs and under, as well as MEMBERS - no charge.

SPECIAL TOURS: due to distancing guidelines, we cannot offer Guided Tours of the Home, or Archives, at this time.


•    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 Thanksgiving day, November 26, and December 22 - 26.  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?
For the health and safety of our animals and Hildene animal care staff, petting and/or feeding animals is not currently permitted. Our goats are especially happy for human attention and will greet you at fencing, however during in this time, 6' distance is required.

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


Regular Hours and Admission

*PLEASE NOTE, the information below is for reference only and does not reflect our current operations.


Open Daily Year-round
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas (December 24, 25 & 26)

9:30 am to 4:30 pm
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 Consecutive Day Admission

$7/Adults & Youth (6 to 16)- Children under 6 & Members/Free

Guided Tours of Robert and Mary’s Home (Additional Fee)

The house is still open for self-guided tours but Guided Tours are not available September 20 - October 20

June - September 20: 11:00am & 1:00pm 
October 21 - May 31: 1:00pm by Reservation 
+$7.50/Adults & Youth (6 to 16) - Children under 6 Free

To reserve a Guided Tour please call the Welcome Center at 802.367.7968

Behind the Scenes Archives Tour (Additional Fee)

The house is still open for self-guided tours but Behind the Scenes Archive Tours are not available September 20 - October 20

June - September 20: 2:00pm by Reservation
October 21 - May 31: 2:00pm by Reservation
+$7.50/Adults & Youth (6 to 16) - Not recommended for children under 10.
To reserve a Behind the Scenes Archives Tour please call the Welcome Center at 802.367.7968

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 Paula Maynard 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
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Please click here for rates.

Link to Hildene Accessibility Guide

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

CLICK HERE, to view/download a map of our campus.