Hildene, home of the Lincolns in Vermont

Hildene

One of the most famous American presidents in history is Abraham Lincoln. The couple he formed with his wife Mary Todd had four children and the only one who reached adulthood was Robert. This son became a wealthy businessman and had a summer house built that still stands and is one of the largest Vermont tourist attractions: is about Hildene.

The summer house of Vermont it was then used to escape the sweltering heat of the Washington summer. Home Hildene It was built in 1905 in the Georgian revival style, on a promontory overlooking the Battenkill Valley. All around it there is a park whose design reproduces the stained glass window of a cathedral, something beautiful that has been made with perennial and seasonal plants and flowers so that it is multicolored and exists throughout the year.

The Lincoln family lived in this elegant Georgian mansion until 1975 when the last descendant, great-granddaughter of the president and granddaughter of the man who built the house, Robert, died right here. Two years later a non-profit organization took over the property, bought it, and fully highlighted it. Inside, almost all the furniture still belongs to the family, as well as the cars and a Pullman train car that is kept on a specially roofed platform.

Hildene it opens to the public every day between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. Closed on December 24, 25 and 26 and on Easter and Thanksgiving. General admission costs $ 18.

 

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