Each year Hildene's staff and volunteers welcome thousands of guests daily to the Lincoln home, grounds and walking trails. We can accommodate scheduled guided tours, self-guided tours, group tours and school groups. A new ramp funded in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts is located at the east end of the main house providing easier accessibility to the first floor for our physically challenged guests. You should allow approximately 3 to 4 hours for your visit.

House Visits
Your visit includes a brief video presentation in the Welcome Center, a self-guided tour of Robert and Mary Lincoln's home, listening to the 1,000-pipe Aeolian organ and access to the Hoyt Formal Garden. You'll also want to visit the Cutting and Kitchen Gardens, the Observatory, Pullman car Sunbeam, Hildene Farm, and the exhibits.

1903 Pullman Palace Car Sunbeam Open to the Public
This is a site on the Vermont African American Heritage Trail and includes an exhibit, Many Voices, highlighting the paradox of Pullman Porters and the subsequent rise of the Black middle class.

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.

Grounds, Walking Trails and Farm
Don't forget to visit the gardens, grounds, walking trails and farm, all easy walks from the Welcome Center. You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds but we ask that for your and our animal's safety you do not take food to the farm.

Hildene Accessibility Guide




Hours and Rates

Open Daily Year-round
9:30 am to 4:30 pm

(Except Thanksgiving Day, December 24, 25, 26 & Easter)
All Guests Must Check In at the Welcome Center

General Admission
Includes admission to Robert and Mary's home, gardens, Hildene Farm, Pullman car Sunbeam, Dene Farm and about 12 miles of walking trails.
$23/Adults - $6/Youth - Children under 6 & Members/Free

2nd Consecutive Day Admission
$7/Adults & $6/Youth - Children under 6 & Members/Free

Self Guided Tours of Robert and Mary's Home (Included in General Admission)
9:30 - 4:30: Daily Year-round

Guided Tours of Robert and Mary's Home (Additional Fee)
June 1 - September 16: 11:00am & 1:00pm
October 22 - May 31: 1:00pm by Reservation.
$7.50/Adults & Youth - Children under 6 Free
(Guided Tours are not available September 17 - October 21)

To reserve a Guided Tour please call the Welcome Center at 802 367-7968

Behind the Scenes Arcvhives Tour (Additional Fee)
Year-round 2:00pm by Reservation
$7.50/Adults & Youth - Not recommended for children under 10.

To reserve a Behind the Scenes Archives Tour please call the Welcome Center at 802 367-7968


Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas (December 24, 25 & 26) and Easter


Please Note: We are a pet free campus. Thank you for understanding.

Mid-December to Mid-March
Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Weather Permitting
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Please click here for rates.

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.

School Groups
For school group rates and booking information please contact Diane Newton by email or 802 367-7965.


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