2020 Vermont Tourism Network Guide

SOUTHERN VERMONT – 72 – AGRICULTURE The Gardens at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home Manchester Hildenewas built by presidential son, Robert Lincoln in 1905 as his ancestral home. The gardens here are an attraction in their own right. Early tomidJunemore than 1,000 peony blossoms fill the formal garden. This phenomenon, known as the “Celebration of Peonies,” was named a Top 100 Event by ABA. The garden is designed to resemble a stained glasswindow; the privet the lead, the flowers the glass. Colorful perennials replace peonies into the summer. Behind theWelcome Center, which is located in the original carriage barn, are vegetable, butterfly, cutting, kitchen, and observation gardens. A catered lunch and/or Garden PowerPoint Presentation andQ&AwithHildene’s Horticulturist are popular addons for groups. TheHildene experience also includes the Lincolns’ home, President Lincoln’s hat, exhibits, goat dairy, cheesemaking facility, 1903 Pullman Palace car,Welcome Center and TheMuseumStore. Group Policy and Rates: Groups of 20 or more. Guided tours by reservation only, based on availability. $16.00 per person, escort and driver complimentary. Behind the Scenes Archives Tours and other Addons add $6.00 per person. Garden Presentation and Q &A with Hildene Horticulturist add $6.00 per person. Catered lunches available by reservation. Allow 4 hours for your visit. Dates of Operation: Yearround, daily. Closed major holidays. Contact: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, 1005 Hildene Road, P.O. Box 377, Manchester, VT 05254 8023621788 • Fax 8023621564 • info@hildene.org • www.hildene.org  AGRICULTURE Hildene Farm, Manchester While farming at The Lincoln Family Home honors the family’s agricultural legacy, Hildene’s facilities have been renewed with 21st century intention focusing on environment, using renewable energy and sustainable practices across the 412 acres. The goat dairy and cheesemaking facility at Hildene Farm is solar powered and the cheesemaking process, frommilking to aging, is viewable by the public. The artisanal cheeses produced are available for purchase in The Museum Store. The agricultural project in the Dene features a teaching greenhouse, pollinator and Bobolink sanctuaries, observation deck, farm animals and a 600’ wetland floating boardwalk. Farming activities are an integral part of the complete Hildene guest experience which includes The Lincoln Family Home, Lincoln Exhibit, gardens, 1903 Pullman railcar, and Many Voices exhibit Welcome Center, The Museum Store and miles of fourseason trails. Your guests can learn about pairing Hildene cheese and Hildene’s maple syrup infused with hibiscus flower, barrelaged bourbon, or elderberry … fun and tasty. Exciting things happen when a historic site with deep roots in the past commits to putting new roots, literally and figuratively, in the good earth for the future. Group Policy and Rates: Groups of 20 or more. Guided tours by reservation only, based on availability. $16.00 per person, escort and driver complimentary. Behind the Scenes Archives Tours and other Addons add $6.00 per person. Garden Presentation and Q &A with Hildene Horticulturist add $6.00 per person. Catered lunches available by reservation. Allow 4 hours for your visit. Dates of Operation: Yearround, daily. Closed major holidays. Contact: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, 1005 Hildene Road, P.O. Box 377, Manchester, VT 05254 8023621788 • Fax 8023621564 • info@hildene.org • www.hildene.org  Celebrationof thePeonies

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